WASHINGTON — Drunk footballers should not drink, says Washington Police Chief Chris Magnuson.
In a statement, Magnuson said, “There is no place for this type of behavior in our community.
We will not allow this type to continue.””
It is a fact that I have received numerous complaints about this type.
We will not allow this type to continue.”
Magnuson said that he was in the process of interviewing witnesses and had already determined that no criminal charges would be brought.
The chief said he did not know how many players had been suspended or arrested.
Magnusons statement came after two weeks of protests by NFL players over the use of a “drunken” term to describe a player during a game in which the Patriots lost to the Ravens.
The Patriots, the only team in the league to have won the Super Bowl, have had several players suspended, including quarterback Tom Brady, who has a history of arrests for domestic violence.
After the Ravens lost, the Patriots players and fans began to chant, “Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid!”
A number of players also started wearing “I’m a Patriot” shirts during the game, including tight end Aaron Hernandez, who is serving a life sentence for killing Odin Lloyd in a 2013 killing.
In the aftermath of the Patriots loss, police officers in the area issued a warning that people who drank alcohol before the game were subject to arrest.
Magnusson said in the statement that his officers were trying to make sure that people in the vicinity did not end up in jail.
“We are aware that a number of people were drinking prior to kickoff, and we were also aware that several people were arrested and charged after kickoff,” Magnuson wrote.
“This type of activity is against Washington’s Code of Conduct, and will not be tolerated.”
The Washington Times contributed to this report.