Texans tight end Ryan Griffin arrested near NFL Draft
Houston Texans tight end Ryan Griffin was arrested late Friday night as a result of punching out a hotel room window in Nashville, according to Kelli L. Krebs of The Nashville Tennesseean.
Police responded to a call at 11:40 p.m. to where security at Hotel Indigo had followed Griffin following his breaking of the window.
When officers reached Griffin, his fingers and left hand were bleeding. He was then arrested on charges of vandalism and public intoxication.
The authorities said that the 29-year-old appeared drunk and unsteady on his feet. He was physically arrested rather than being issued misdemeanor charges for his own safety.
Griffin’s bond was set at $1,750, and he was released from jail just after 7 a.m. on Saturday morning.
His arrest came just an hour after the Texans selected San Diego State tight end Kahale Warring in the third round of the NFL Draft on Friday evening.
Griffin is coming off a 2018 campaign in which he played 14 games and hauled in 24 receptions for 305 yards.
The Londonberry, N.H. native, who played his collegiate football at the University of Connecticut, was originally selected by Houston in the sixth round (201st pick overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.
He appeared in 15 contests during his rookie year, catching 19 passes for 244 yards and a score. His best season thus far came in 2016, when he snared 50 balls for 442 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
The Texans won 11 games and captured the AFC South division title this past season. They then went on to lose to the Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs.