Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Packers Won't Release Andrew Quarless After Arrest

Rob Demovsky's sources say that the Green Bay Packers won't release TE Andrew Quarless after he allegedly fired a gun then tried to hide it in a potted plant while he was in Miami Beach on July 4. He's a useful football player (though they'd get along fine without him) so this could be seen as a football move since it's too late in the offseason to sign or draft his replacement. However, he does seem to be well liked, Aaron Rodgers complimented him in a recent interview, and one former teammate believes in him too.
He does get himself in trouble, but people like him and they're willing to give him a second chance, such as the one he got at Penn State after an alcohol-related offense:
On that particular day, Paterno was in no mood to show mercy, according to Quarless, who ended the five-minute chat with a promise. "He was ready to let me go. I just told him, 'Coach, I'll show you,'" Quarless said this week at the Packers' team hotel. "That was my message I left him, because he really didn't want to hear too much." 
He ended up playing in 47 career college games and finishing as Penn State's leading tight-end receiver in their history.

It was a reckless act on his part, and it's an embarrassment for everyone involved. He's likely to be suspended by the NFL for his actions, in addition to his ongoing legal problems. But he's apparently a good person; both his college and his professional teams are willing to give him a second chance.

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