SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego Chargers wide receiver Legedu Naanee is facing charges of public intoxication and resisting arrest stemming from his arrest in Indianapolis last weekend.
Naanee was arrested early Saturday after he came across an active crime scene around 3:20 a.m. and was told he would have to turn around or go in another direction, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Police said there was a strong odor of alcohol coming from Naanee and he asked an officer why he was being "such an (expletive)," the newspaper reported. Naanee then allegedly ignored several warnings before being told he was under arrest and resisting further.
After the officer used pepper spray on Naanee, he was placed in handcuffs and walked to a police car, the Union-Tribune reported, adding that according to police, Naanee then said, "Do you know who I am? I am an NFL player and I'm going to sue your (expletive)."
Another man with Naanee, believed to be his agent, allegedly told the officer that he was going to ruin Naanee's career with the arrest.
The Chargers issued a statement after Naanee's arrest that read, "We're disappointed to hear about the issue involving Legedu. We'll monitor the situation and let the legal process run its course."
Legedu is expected to be a free agent once the NFL's labor issues are settled.