ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler has been arrested in Florida on simple battery and criminal mischief charges.
St. Petersburg police said in a news release that Fowler was arrested Tuesday after getting into a confrontation with a man who made a comment about his driving.
An arrest report says Fowler exchanged words with the man before hitting him. The man's glasses were knocked off and Fowler stepped on them before taking a grocery bag, which included liquor, from the man and tossing it in a lake.
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Police say the man wasn't injured.
An attorney isn't listed on jail records.
The Jaguars said in a statement they're gathering more information. Fowler played for the University of Florida and was the Jaguars' first-round draft pick in 2015.
PANTHERS: Hurney rehired as interim GM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Panthers have rehired Marty Hurney as their interim general manager.
Hurney, who served as Panthers general manager from 1998-2012, replaces Dave Gettleman, who was fired earlier this week in a surprise move.
Panthers owner Jerry Richardson says in a release Wednesday that Hurney "is the perfect person to help us in the interim. He worked with us for 15 years and understands the culture we have here. He had a lot to do with the core of our team being in place. I'm thankful that he is willing to help us in this transition period."
Hurney drafted quarterback Cam Newton, linebackers Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis, center Ryan Kalil and defensive end Charles Johnson, and traded for tight end Greg Olsen -- all of whom are team captains.