The Nashville native was charged for disorderly conduct and reckless driving after allegedly driving his 2004 Cadillac Escalade onto the sidewalk in front of Bridgestone Arena around 5:15 p.m., according to Nashville Police.
Hundreds of SEC Women’s Basketball fans attending the conference tournament were outside at the arena at the time, cops said.
Police officers say they approached the 6-foot-9, 330-pounder who was behind the wheel of his SUV and asked Dunlap to move his car because no vehicles were allowed on the sidewalk.
Dunlap, 25, allegedly told officers he had drove up to the front doors of the arena to pick up his father, who is confined to a wheelchair, police said.
The cops allegedly offered to help Dunlap with his father if he would wait in a no parking zone adjacent to the arena, they said.
But Dunlap allegedly refused to move his car -- even after a final warning, police said.
The third-year NFL tackle was then removed from the car and arrested.
Dunlap didn’t resist arrest, police said.
Other family members then reportedly moved Dunlap’s car off the sidewalk while he was hauled off to jail.
Dunlap posted $1,000 bail and was released around 10 p.m.
The Eagles had no comment.