Houston Texans player accused of drunkenly damaging Nashville hotel window

Posted at 6:35 AM, Apr 27, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A football player for the Houston Texans was arrested in Nashville for allegedly damaging a downtown hotel window while intoxicated.

Ryan Griffin, a tight end for the team, is accused of walking down Union Street and punching one of the front windows of the Indigo Hotel late Friday night.

The arrest affidavit said the security for the hotel followed him and informed NFL command units in the area about the alleged incident. When he was taken into custody, police mentioned that his left hand and fingers were bleeding.

The affidavit further stated that a Metro sergeant spotted him stumbling on the sidewalk, almost going into the road and traffic, and that his eyes were red and watery.

A friend claimed that he was over-served.

Griffin was booked into the Davidson County Jail after 1 a.m. on a $1,750 bond. He was charged with vandalism and public intoxication.

According to a press release issued by Metro police, he was physically arrested rather than being issued a misdemeanor citation for his own safety. He was released just after 7 a.m. this morning.

The NFL Draft is being held on Broadway in Nashville, with an estimated 200,000 people for both days so far.

The Texans selected cornerback Lonnie Johnson from the University of Kentucky on the second round of the draft.