By Andrew Abramson, Palm Beach Post
Dolphins defensive end Derrick Shelby was arrested early Saturday morning in Ft. Lauderdale for trespassing and resisting arrest without violence, according to Broward County Sheriff’s Office records.
Shelby was arrested at 2:28 a.m. and released on bond at 10:21 a.m.
According to police, he reportedly caused a disturbance at at Off the Hookah, a club located at 111 S.W. 2nd Avenue in Ft Lauderdale. Security officers asked him to leave and he refused. He was then taken into custody.
Both charges are misdemeanors.
Shelby’s attorney, Daniel Rosenberg, told the Palm Beach Post that he will be entering a not guilty plea for Shelby in court Monday morning. Shelby did not have to appear, Rosenberg said.
Rosenberg said he believes Shelby’s bruised and beaten face occurred at the hands of the police.
“There was no report of a fight (in the club) or anything like that,” Rosenberg said. “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.”
Miami is on its bye week. Players have been off since Wednesday afternoon and they return to Davie for practice on Monday.
Shelby is the first Dolphins player arrested since Chad Johnson in 2012.
Shelby is a key player in Miami’s defensive line rotation, playing both end and tackle this season. He’s played 127 snaps in four games with four tackles, three quarterback hurries and two sacks.
“We are aware of the reports regarding Derrick Shelby and are in the process of gathering information,” a Dolphins spokesman said in a statement.
Rosenberg would not comment when asked if he’s spoken to the team and if Shelby will face any disciplinary action from the Dolphins.
“I can’t speak for them,” he said.