Jaguars DE Dante Fowler arrested on battery charges

Mug courtesy St. Petersburg Police Department

Mug courtesy St. Petersburg Police Department

Essentially, Fowler got into an altercation with a man at a St. Petersburg apartment complex. Earlier this year, Marrone said of Fowler, "You saw flashes [last year] and we saw the athletic ability and, at times, the competitiveness from Dante".

- A Jacksonville Jaguars football player was arrested for battering a man in St. Petersburg. Fowler got out of his auto, exchanged words with the man, then "hit the man, knocked his glasses off and stepped on them", according to the report. To exacerbate things, Fowler allegedly threw the man's bag of recently purchased liquor into a nearby lake.

"The Jaguars are aware of the situation involving defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. and are now gathering more information", the Jaguars said. The victim was not visibly injured.

Fowler was arrested shortly before 8:30 p.m. ET and was released from jail at 1:43 a.m. ET Wednesday after posting $650 bond, per Pinellas County Sheriff's Office records.

The Jaguars released a statement addressing the arrest. saying they were aware of the situation, and have been in contact with Fowler. The team has been in communication with Dante. Last year, Fowler contributed 32 tackles, four sacks, and five pass breakups.

As a Jaguars veteran, Fowler is due to report for training camp on on July 26.

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