Kansas City Chiefs linebacker in a mugshot
taken after his arrest at Belterra Casino
Switzerland County Jail
(Florence, Ind.) - Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Mike Vrabel is in trouble with the law following an incident at a southeast Indiana casino.
Vrabel was arrested for theft Monday morning at the Belterra Casino in Florence. He was booked at 5:28 a.m. Monday and released from the Switzerland County Jail by 11:00 a.m. after posting $600 bond.
Vrabel is accused of taking bottles of alcohol from a deli at the riverboat and not paying for them.
The former Super Bowl winner with the New England Patriots released a statement saying, “It was an unfortunate misunderstanding, and I take full responsibility for the miscommunication. I feel comfortable that after talking with the appropriate parties, we will resolve this matter.”
Theft is a Class D felony under Indiana law. It carries a sentence of six months to three years in prison.
The Chiefs linebacker is also a member of the NFLPA Executive Committee. The incident comes two days before Vrabel is due in court as a named plaintiff in an antitrust lawsuit against the league.