Patriots WR Julian Edelman Arrested for Vandalism in California

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman has been fined for unnecessary roughness. (Charles Krupa/AP)

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was arrested Saturday night in Beverly Hills, California, after police say he damaged a car by jumping on the hood.

Beverly Hills police cited Edelman for misdemeanor vandalism and released him.

He is scheduled to appear in court on April 13, although it’s possible Edelman won’t face any further legal trouble if the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office decides not to prosecute the case.

Edelman, 33, set a career high in 2019 with 1,117 receiving yards, playing in all 16 games despite knee and shoulder issues that may require offseason surgery.

He scored the Patriots’ only touchdown last week as they were eliminated from the NFL playoffs by a 20-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

SOURCE: USA Today, Steve Gardner