San Diego Charger safety Delton Hall was arrested early Friday for investigation of drunk driving and faces charges for allegedly head-butting a sheriff’s deputy, authorities said.
Team officials, heading for Sunday’s AFC divisional playoff game at Miami, had little comment.
General Manager Bobby Beathard said that Hall probably would not make the trip.
Hall suffered an Achilles’ tendon injury during San Diego’s 17-0 first-round victory over Kansas City last week and will be put on injured reserve today, Coach Bobby Ross said after Friday’s practice. Taking his spot will be James Fuller, a rookie from Portland State.
Ross declined to comment on the player’s arrest.
Sheriff’s deputy Philip Brust said Hall was pulled over about 1:30 a.m. in the San Diego suburb of Poway after he was seen driving erratically. After being given several field sobriety tests, he was taken to the Poway sheriff’s station.
“He was told to sit on a holding bench,” Brust said. “He jumped up and became very combative and butted one of our deputies in the face.”