The Philadelphia Eagles released Daryl Worley Sunday, just hours after the newly-acquired cornerback was charged with driving under the influence and a host of other crimes related to his arrest near the team’s training facility early Sunday morning.
According to the NFL Network, in addition to driving under the influence, Worley was charged with carrying firearms without a license, carrying firearms in public, possessing an instrument of crime with intent, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct for engaging in fighting.
Police said Worley, 23, was arrested around 6 a.m. Sunday morning after he was allegedly found passed out inside a vehicle blocking a highway. He was reportedly tased in the incident after becoming combative with officers. Worley posted $25,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 1.
Worley, who was traded to the Eagles by the Panthers in early March, was released about eight hours after the news of his arrest became public. Selected out of West Virginia in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft, the third-year player is now subject to waivers. Aside from his legal troubles, Worley also faces disciplinary action under the league’s personal conduct policy.
Worley’s attorney, Fortunato Perri, Jr., said the details of his arrest are still under review.
“Still reviewing the circumstances,” Perri said. “We’re hopeful that we can resolve this matter so he can resume his career in the NFL.”