Jalen Mills Arrested in D.C., Eagles Respond
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - Eagles veteran cornerback Jalen Mills was arrested for disorderly conduct early Saturday morning outside a Washington, D.C. nightclub stemming from a fight which sent NBA player Devin Robinson to the hospital.
Robinson, a 6-foot-8, 200-pound forward who had a two-way deal with the Washington Wizards this season, and Mills were arguing outside the Opera Nightclub when things got physical and both were arrested.
The Eagles issued a short statement Saturday afternoon: "The Philadelphia Eagles are aware of the situation involving defensive back Jalen Mills and are continuing to gather more information. No further comment will be provided at this time."
Mills is set to enter his fourth season in Philadelphia come September. A starter on the 2017 Super Bowl LII championship team, Mills' 2018 campaign was cut short after eight games with a foot injury, one that ultimately required surgery.
Robinson, meanwhile, played sparsely with the Wizards, appearing in just seven games, and his team quickly moved on after the incident.
"We are aware of the incident this morning involving Devin and are disappointed in his actions," the Wizards said. "We will not extend a qualifying offer to him for the 2019-20 season."
Robinson is believed to have been the instigator in the situation, according to a source, which could explain why Washington moved so quickly.
Mills paid a nominal fee after his arrest and was released. He is penciled in as a starter for Jim Schwartz's defense at left cornerback opposite Ronald Darby but is not ready for spring work and third-year corner Sidney Jones is expected to push for playing time.
Originally a seventh-round pick by Philadelphia in 2016, Mills fell a bit in the draft due to a 2014 arrest for second-degree battery of a woman, an allegation Mills has always denied. Those charges were ultimately reduced to a misdemeanor before being dropped once Mills completed a pretrial diversion program.
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