Packers Andrew Quarless Charged with Firing a Gun
Packers tight end Andrew Quarless started off his Fourth of July weekend with a bang. Literally.
Quarless was charged with discharging a firearm in public after an incident in a parking garage on Saturday morning in Miami, according to a police report obtained by the Miami New Times.
The Packers tight end was leaving the parking garage around 5:30 a.m. when he stopped to talk to a car full of women, according to the police report. Shortly after stopping, Quarless got into an argument with one of the women, who shouted, \"No, get away, leave me alone.\"
At that point, Quarless took out a .45 caliber and fired two shots. After firing the shots, Quarless left the scene in his Porsche, but he was later tracked down by police, who noted in the report that Quarless was \"attempting to conceal himself and a black firearm in a nearby plant.\"
The report also notes that one of the women believes that Quarless fired the gun in an \"attempt to emphasize his dominance and manhood.\"
Discharging a firearm is a misdemeanor charge in Florida. Under the NFL's new personal conduct policy, Quarless could be put on paid leave until the NFL completes its own investigation of the incident.
The 26-year-old tight end caught 29 passes in 2014 for a career-high 323 yards and three touchdowns.