Reports Sunday indicated Miami Dolphins defensive end Derrick Shelby was arrested early Saturday morning by the Broward County Sheriff's Department. He was charged with trespassing and resisting arrest without violence, and was released about eight hours after the incident.
The police report on the situation explains that Shelby was involved in some sort of "disturbance" at Off the Hookah in Fort Lauderdale. Police responded to the scene, then asked Shelby to leave and he refused. He was then arrested on the two misdemeanor charges.
According to a statement by Shelby's lawyer Daniel Rosenberg, the fact that the charge of resisting arrest without violence was levied, yet Shelby's mugshot clearly displays bruising and a swollen lip, indicates something more happened.
"There was no report of a fight (in the club) or anything like that," Rosenberg told the Palm Beach Post's Andrew Abramson. "The only place the bruising can come from is from the police. I don't want to get into that too much. When you see charges of resisting without violence and you see photos like that there's a lot of conflicting information."
The Dolphins are on their bye week. Shelby's arrest is the first for the team since the 2012 domestic violence arrest of Chad Johnson.