Found July 10, 2012 on
So it can be a felony to pull a fire alarm when there is no emergency in New York? Good to know. Dion Lewis found that out by actions.
While staying at the Albany Hampton Inn, Dion and his brother Lamar went out for a good Saturday night, returning around 4 am Sunday. Unfortunately Lewis either left his key card in the room or lost it at one of Abany’s many hotspots. This left the Lewis boys stuck outside their hotel. Not even able to get into the lobby. Apparently they eventually got in and then…
Either Dion or Lamar Lewis then pulled the hotel’s fire alarm, waking dozens of patrons and prompting emergency crews to visit the hotel, police said.
Both brothers were charged with falsely reporting a fire, a felony, and misdemeanor reckless endangerment.
The felony is a class E felony. New York’s lowest grade of felony. Still that allows the story to be “Eagles and former Pitt player charged with felony!!!”
Extra kicker, part of why Lewis was in town was to speak to the Troy Boys and Girls Club, “where he was expected to talk to roughly 100 kids about ‘the value of working to the best of their abilities both on and off the playing field.’ ” Needless to say, the event was canceled.
This was Dion Lewis’ first screw-up. I think we all know who is really responsible for this. Lewis was in New York when it happened. Buffalo is also in New York. Dave Wannstedt is a coach for the Buffalo Bills. I think we can all connect the dots.
Lewis has already issued a generic apology through the Eagles.
“I want to apologize to my family, the Albany community, the Eagles organization and fans, and to the NFL for my involvement in an incident this past weekend,” Lewis said. “It was never my intention to cause any public alarm or damage any property. I am sorry for any embarrassment and inconvenience that my actions have caused.”
Lewis said he would continue to conduct himself “with the high moral, ethical and professional standards that I have my entire life and of which so many others rightly expect of me. Because the matter is still in the hands of the court system, I cannot comment any further.”
The Eagles issued their own statement saying how seriously they and Lewis take this. Seriously, this is serious stuff. It isn’t dumb, stupid actions. It’s all serious.
No one seriously thinks he will face career repercussions for being drunk and stupid. Nor does anyone expect that he will actually end up with a felony on his record once the matter is settled. Heck, since it isn’t even clear that Dion Lewis was the one who pulled the fire alarm, his brother Lamar might just take the hit.
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The Philadelphia Eagles have thankfully not been plagued with the rash of player arrests that have afflicted some teams, like the Detroit Lions this off season. But that streak has come to an end.
Running back Dion Lewis was arrested over the weekend in Albany, New York with his older brother for pulling trying to gain entry into the hotel’s lobby and eventually pulling...
Eagles backup running back Dion Lewis has found himself in hot water after he allegedly pulled a hotel's fire alarm when he could not gain access to the lobby.
As Dion Lewis knows, nothing is worse than getting locked out of your hotel late at night. But, as Lewis apparently doesn't know, pulling the fire alarm is not the best way to try and get back in, according to ESPN. The Philadelphia Eagles running back and his brother, Lamar Lewis, were arrested early Saturday morning after pulling the fire alarm at an Albany, N.Y. area hotel...
Eagles backup running back Dion Lewis was arrested in Albany over the weekend and charged with falsely reporting a fire and misdemeanor reckless endangerment.
The incident occurred when Lewis and his older brother were locked out of their hotel room. Lewis was released after his arraignment and his brother was being held in Albany County jail without bail.
''I want to apologize...
Philadelphia Eagles running back Dion Lewis was arrested with his older brother on Saturday morning for channeling his inner high schooler and pulling a fire alarm in a hotel he was staying at.
According to the Times Union:
The incident unfolded around 4 a.m., when Lewis and his brother, Lamar Lewis, were locked out of the Hampton Inn on Chapel Street, police said. The two men...
Adrian Peterson’s arrest this weekend featured a bigger name, but the arrest of Eagles’ running back Dion Lewis appears to be more serious. Lewis and his brother reportedly were intoxicated and locked out of their hotel room and Lewis played the fire alarm even though there was no fire, a felony in the state of New York. Lewis was also charged with misdemeanor reckless endangerment...
10) Abstract act of free speech9) In his defense, who really thinks that the fire alarms at a Hampton Inn would actually work?8) Drew the short straw among the team's skill players for embarrassing the team in the off-season7) Was short on material tor his upcoming appearance at the Boys & Girls Club6) Wanted to add drama to the upcoming camp battle for the backup RB job5...
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Earlier this week, Eagles backup running back Dion Lewis was arrested for pulling a fire alarm at a Hampton Inn in his hometown of Albany, New York. He clearly made a foolish error by pulling the alarm, but I give him credit for quickly apologizing for his foolish decision...
According to The Albany Times-Union, Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson wasn’t the only RB to be arrested this weekend.
Dion Lewis, a fifth round draft pick for the Eagles in 2011 was also arrested, but his charges are much more than that of Peterson’s. Lewis was arrested Saturday in a Albany Hotel on Felony charges for falsely reporting a fire.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, right, hands off the ball to running back Dion Lewis during the NFL football team’s training camp at Lehigh University Thursday, July 28, 2011, in Bethlehem, Pa. (Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
As we reported earlier today, Dion Lewis was arrested along with his older brother, Lamar Lewis, for falsely reporting a fire by pulling a...
Philadelphia Eagles running back Dion Lewis and his older brother were charged with a felony count of falsely reporting a fire and misdemeanor reckless endangerment.
According to the Albany Times-Union, Lewis and his brother were arrested for pulling early Saturday morning for pulling a fire alarm at a hotel and banging on locked glass doors in the lobby.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Dion Lewis and his older brother
were charged with a felony count of falsely reporting a fire and
misdemeanor reckless endangerment.