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Report: Redskins LB Junior Galette Arrested

The pass rusher and former member of the New Orleans Saints faces charges following an incident Friday in Mississippi.

Washington Redskins' pass rusher Junior Galette was arrested over the weekend in Mississippi, according to a report.

Here are the details from the New Orleans Advocate:

Former Saints pass-rusher Junior Galette is apparently facing legal troubles again.

Galette was arrested Friday night on accusations of disorderly conduct and failure to comply with police orders following a fight at MGM Park in Biloxi, Mississippi, according to the television station WLOX.

Galette's attorney, Ralph Whalen, confirmed Monday night that he had been notified of his client's arrest but couldn't comment on the specifics of the case. He said Galette had bailed out relatively quickly.

Biloxi police couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

Galette's arrest comes more than two years after Kenner police jailed him on an accusation of misdemeanor domestic abuse battery. Prosecutors never charged Galette with a crime, but he is still facing a civil lawsuit filed by his accuser in Jefferson Parish's 24th Judicial District Court. 

That case is tentatively scheduled to go to trial June 12 in Judge Stephen Enright's courtroom. 

Galette joined Washington in 2015, but has yet to play a game due multiple Achilles injuries. He spent the previous five seasons with the Saints, but was released because of two-high profile allegations of violence.

Washington is hopeful Galette can return this season and provide the defense with another strong edge rusher. Galette, 29, had 22 sacks over his last two seasons with New Orleans.


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