Bears' Josh Morgan arrested, accused of punching valet driver in face

Former Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan, now with the Bears, was arrested for assault over the...

Former Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan, now with the Bears, was arrested for assault over the weekend in Washington, D.C. (Sarah Conard/Reuters/Files)

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Newly signed Chicago Bears wide receiver Josh Morgan was arrested in downtown Washington D.C. on Sunday and charged with one count of misdemeanor simple assault, according to reports Monday.

A spokesperson for the D.C. Metropolitan Department confirmed to ESPN.com that Morgan was arrested at approximately 1:30 a.m. ET on Sunday. Morgan's arrest occurred at Cities Restaurant and Lounge, according to the police report.

Morgan, 28, signed a one-year contract with the Bears last week after spending the last two seasons with the Washington Redskins.

Morgan was released after his booking. The Washington Post reported his court date is May 22.

WRC-TV in Washington reported that Morgan allegedly punched a valet driver in the face.

The wide receiver told the television station that he is innocent of any wrongdoing.

"I didn't touch him," Morgan said Monday. "I didn't do anything. This is crazy. I'm not worried about nothing. I have always been a stand-up guy in the community. Nothing like this has ever happened to me before."

Morgan had 20 receptions for 214 yards last season with the Redskins. He was held without a touchdown catch for the first time in his six-year career. In 2012, he led the Redskins with 48 receptions for 510 yards.

The Bears released the following statement:

"We are aware of Josh Morgan's presence at a weekend incident in Washington, D.C. We are currently gathering information to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the event."


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