Former Eagles cornerback Daryl Worley was arrested Sunday morning after allegedly becoming combative with police who found him passed out in a vehicle that was blocking traffic, officials said.
The report said Worley was "in possession of a gun" when police found him.
The Eagles announced the release of Worley hours after news broke of his arrest which occurred at 6 am. When officers responded, they reportedly found Worley passed out in his auto behind the wheel outside the Eagles' NovaCare Complex. Philadelphia did not absorb a financial penalty by cutting Worley and saved $670,000 against the salary cap.
He went on to play at West Virgina University, where he was teammates with Eagles cornerback Rasul Douglas, wide receiver Shelton Gibson and cornerback Rasul Douglas.
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Worley, 23-years old, was entering his third season in the National Football League after being selected in the third round (No. 77 overall) by Carolina.
The Philadelphia Police Department responded to PennLive's request for information to confirm Worley's arrest and charge but did not provide more details. They also acquired defensive end Michael Bennett in a trade with Seattle.
The Philadelphia Eagles have chose to terminate his contract and release Worley from their list of contracted players.
Bennett turned himself into Houston police on March 26 and was released on $10,000 bond.