Panthers' Jarrett charged with DWI, released by club

Sports Network

, Last Updated: 5:34 PM ET

Charlotte, NC - The Carolina Panthers reportedly released wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett on Tuesday on the heels of a second arrest for driving under the influence.

Jarrett was pulled over by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police shortly after 2 a.m. (et) Tuesday on Interstate 77 for a speeding infraction, but was arrested when an officer found probable cause to charge Jarrett with a DWI, according to the Observer.

According to the Observer report, police said Jarrett refused to take a Breathalyzer test at the county jail, then was moved to a local hospital for a blood alcohol test. He was released on $2,000 bond.

The 24-year-old had previously been arrested and cited by police in the Charlotte-area community of Mint Hill for DWI back on March 11, 2008, after he was observed crossing the center line and running a red light.

Jarrett pleaded guilty in June of that year, then was sentenced to community service, paid $420 in court costs and also had his driving license confiscated, according to the Observer.

As a result of that conviction, he was required by the NFL to undergo regular drug and alcohol testing.

The former All-America selection at Southern California, Jarrett was held to two catches for 40 yards in a season-opening loss to the Giants. He has not recorded a catch since.

A native of New Jersey, Jarrett posted 35 catches for 428 yards and one touchdown over 32 games with Carolina since 2007.


Videos

Photos