The Gainsville Sun’s Kimberly Moore Wilmoth reports Oakland WR / ex-Gator Louis Murphy was arrested yesterday and charged with possession of drugs sans a prescription, along with other offenses that will be forgotten much faster than the type of drug in question.
Gainesville Police Officer Thomas Harrison said he spotted Murphy’s Cadillac Escalade at 100 SW First St., with the stereo playing loudly. Harrison said he told Murphy, 23, to pull over, but then Murphy continued driving to a city parking lot, where he and his passengers got out of the SUV and walked away.
Harrison flipped on his lights and ordered Murphy and the passengers to stop. Harrison said Murphy refused to present identification and demanded to know why Harrison stopped him. Harrison said Murphy continued to refuse to show his ID and so Harrison attempted to place him in handcuffs, but, he said, Murphy refused to put his hands behind his back. It took three officers to place the 6-foot-2-inch, 180-pound NFL player into custody.
Harrison said Murphy consented to a search of his vehicle, where officers found a “non-labeled prescription bottle containing 11 individual pills later identified as Viagra.” Murphy could not provide a prescription for it and allegedly told the officer that he had peeled the label off of the bottle “because he did not want his girlfriend to know he had a prescription for it.”
Not to make light of a serious legal matter, but I hear Al Davis tears the label off his bottle for the very same reason.