Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. was arrested in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Tuesday night on charges of simple battery and mischief.
Fowler, 22, was arrested in his hometown by St. Petersburg police for the misdemeanor charges at 9:02 p.m. and released at 1:43 a.m. Wednesday on $650 bond.
Fowler struck a man and then stomped on his prescription glasses after a brief verbal confrontation, according to the police report obtained by the Tampa Bay Times.
Fowler got out of his car to confront the man after he made a comment about Fowler's driving, according to the report. Police said Fowler then "took the victim's grocery bag, with recently purchased liquor, and threw it in a lake." Police said the victim was not injured.
The Jaguars issued a statement Wednesday morning: "The Jaguars are aware of the situation involving defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. and are currently gathering more information. The team has been in communication with Dante. No further comment will be made at this time."
The 6-foot-3, 255-pound Fowler, who was the third overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Florida, missed his rookie season after he tore the ACL in his left knee during the first minicamp workout. He recorded 32 tackles and four sacks in 16 games for the Jaguars last season.