Jamal Anderson, a former Atlanta Falcons player, was arrested over the weekend after a dispute that amounted to a mere $50.
According to initial reports, Jamal Anderson had called a local limo company and taken a ride. When the journey was complete, Anderson reportedly refused to pay the small $50 fee. The limo driver reached out to police on Saturday night for assistance. When police arrived at the scene, they discovered Anderson was acting intoxicated and he didn’t have any cash on him to pay his riding fees. He was ultimately charged with a misdemeanor for public intoxication, but he was quickly able to bond out of jail for $213.
The news comes as a shock to many football fans who highly respect the former player. He formerly played as a running back for eight seasons with the Falcons, and he helped his team make it to the 1998 Super Bowl. His career ultimately ended in 2001 when he sustained an injury to his knee. Sadly, the former pro-football player has continued to make headlines since his retirement from football.
In 2009, Anderson was apprehended for suspected possession of cocaine. Again in 2012, police were forced to arrest him for driving under the influence of alcohol. In 2016, police again responded to a call about an intoxicated man at QuikTrip. Concerned patrons had reached out to authorities when they noticed the stumbling man exposing himself. The suspect was identified as Anderson, but he wasn’t charged as a result of the ordeal.