Ex-Philadelphia Eagles player Daryl Worley charged after police tased, arrested him

Daryl Worley celebrates his interception against the Green Bay Packers during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte N.C. Sunday Dec. 17 2017

He was the Panthers' third-round draft pick in 2016 and started 25 games over two seasons.

Worley reportedly was found passed out in a vehicle blocking the highway near the Eagles team facility on Sunday, and he was arrested after an incident with police that ultimately escalated into police tasing Worley.

Worley, 23, was acquired by the Eagles in a trade with Carolina Panthers for receiver Torrey Smith at the start of National Football League free agency last month.

The Eagles opened their offseason training program Monday.

NFL Network reported that Worley was arrested Sunday morning near the team's practice facility and that police used a Taser on him after he became combative.

The report said Worley was "in possession of a gun" when police found him. Philadelphia did not absorb a financial penalty by cutting Worley and saved $670,000 against the salary cap.

Worley played college football at West Virginia.

Worley, a Philadelphia native and graduate of William Penn Charter High School, spoke at his introductory press conference on March 16 about returning home and playing for the team he grew up watching, and the responsibility that comes with that. They also acquired defensive end Michael Bennett in a trade with Seattle.

Yikes. If indeed all of those charges are legitimate, releasing Worley was an easy decision for the Eagles, considering he was projected as little more than a potential role player heading into the 2018 season.

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