Houston Texans rookie defensive lineman Brandon Ivory is in a world of trouble less than a month before the team starts training camp – not a good way at all to begin your NFL career.
On Wednesday, Ivory was arrested on charges of first degree burglary stemming from an alleged home invasion in Alabama that involved an assault trifle and a knife.
Ivory’s agent Jeff Guerriero told ESPN’s Tania Ganguli that all of it is just one big misunderstanding.
“I spoke to Brandon; he is not guilty and his name will be cleared of all charges,” he said.
Per PFT: ‘…the first Texans player arrested since 2009, so they don’t have a lot of recent precedent to work with here. Plus, the arrest report said Ivory and another man kicked in the back door of a residence, one with an assault rifle and one with a knife, and stole money and two iPads. The image of an armed invader alone would be enough for many teams to walk away from a player they don’t have much time or money invested in.
Especially a team which will be inviting around-the-clock television cameras into its training camp soon.’