Atlanta Falcons: John Abraham silent in wake of arrest

Falcons defensive end John Abraham did not comment to media today on his Monday arrest on charges of obstructing police and firefighters.

Abraham was not in the locker room when it was open to media and was escorted off the practice field by two of the team’s public relations officials.

Atlanta police said Abraham was “obviously intoxicated” when he entered a restricted area and refused to leave when ordered. Officials were responding to a call about a woman who threatened to jump from a building at Atlantic Station in Midtown.

Falcons coach Mike Smith said Tuesday the organization was “very disappointed” that a player was involved in an alleged negative incident but wouldn’t say if Abraham would be disciplined. Falcons running back Michael Turner was arrested a week earlier and charged with DUI.

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SirReal

September 26th, 2012
7:43 pm

Wow. Two firsts in one night!LOL Big deal. He was trying ot get inside his home! The guy lived there for crying out loud! ATL police can report anything. This wasnt said before. He wasnt even driving. This isnt even news at this point and Im glad they arent sensationalizing it like they did Turner’s b/c its much more cupcake than 33’s situation.

Mike Franklin

September 26th, 2012
7:56 pm

In over 50 years, I have never known anyone who was arrested for basically, nothing, not to be charged with being either intoxicated or stones. If the cops don’t use this reasoning in the arrest record, they cannot legitimize the arrest itself and by golly… we can’t have that, can we???

Michael M.

September 26th, 2012
8:05 pm

I am already over this little deal………………..that’s why Big Abe is keeping a low profile about it…………………………….Falcons -38 Panthers 12

Michael M.

September 26th, 2012
8:06 pm

Be nice Michael……..give em 13…………..

angry

September 26th, 2012
8:08 pm

Yea. Cops and firemen think they can shut a whole building down because of any incident.
hell they shut 6 lanes of I75 for six hours investigating some idiot they chased and shot on the shoulder.

Sick & Tired Of Being Sick & Tired

September 26th, 2012
8:09 pm

There is obviously a lot more to this situation than what has been reported by the media. If he lived in the building then this sounds suspect on the part of the police…..as in maybe a little overreacting???

waynester

September 26th, 2012
8:16 pm

SOME in law enforcement like to throw their weight around
SOME guys are asses when they’re drinking
that’s a bad combination….

The Real Rick

September 26th, 2012
8:42 pm

“We know how to have fun. We know how to play hard.” – Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith

Michael M.

September 26th, 2012
9:01 pm

all I can do is smile…………………………………

MaxxFalcon

September 26th, 2012
9:12 pm

I hope this is the last story I read about this non-story

Marc

September 26th, 2012
9:13 pm

The word on the street is he owns three condos at the building where all the drama happened. The young lady who was threatening to commit suicide was one of his girlfriends who lives in one of the condo’s and they were drinking and fighting, not a good mix.

Starship 1

September 26th, 2012
9:14 pm

The cops wanted to make an example of a man, who is black, who is 6′4 or 6′6 and around 280 or 290-period. Was Abraham trying to get into trouble? No, trouble found him and he was “Abe ble” to step into to it.

Mark

September 26th, 2012
9:26 pm

This is such a non-story! There’s now all of a sudden the cops says he “obviously intoxixated”. BULLSH*T! Moving on!

D. Orlando Ledbetter

September 26th, 2012
9:37 pm

Mark — That was in the police report.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

September 26th, 2012
9:38 pm

Marc — That was in the police report, too.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

September 26th, 2012
9:39 pm

MaxxFalcon — It won’t be the last story since he didn’t talk today.

Wink

September 26th, 2012
11:56 pm

He lives in Atlantic Station, quite a few places to grab a drink and he was walking not driving home! Okay he got disciplined by cops who may have over reacted!

D does he really have to talk to you, seems enough has been written already, he only needs to explain himself to his attorney & the man/woman in the robe!

Cmon Man… Let it be!

Wink

September 27th, 2012
12:02 am

Headline next week “Dirty Birds Are Back”….

Sheep+ People= Sheeple.

September 27th, 2012
12:36 am

Yes…fault the police. How dare they arrest a Falcon! He plays a child’s game for a living! He gets paid millions of dollars every year, while you idiots complain about the economy. But it’s okay because he’s a Falcon. He is part of the 99%, and getting arrested for his own dirty laundry is no big deal for a multi-millionaire. Yet you sheep worship a leviathan that can’t show the class that his bank account reflects.

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JosephDaKoolest a.k.a No Answer For Julio

September 27th, 2012
1:41 am

Sheep+People=Sheeple….lets not take it there yet, we don’t know all the facts to make comments like that. All we know is that he was trying to get home and got arrested. And he nor any other Falcon is responsible for the economy being the way it is. And as much as you want to complain your citizens still go to the games and will continue going to football games so no need to beat on a dead horse. And its always Go Falcons The Real A Town Got Your Back!!!!!!

iron head

September 27th, 2012
4:19 am

Has anyone heard from seenthisb4 and the rest of the saint crowd. I guess being 0-3 you dont have much to say. Well maybe they beat Green Bay this week lol. Deux Aints live.

Big Mike

September 27th, 2012
7:01 am

To the Atlanta Falcons Players enough is enough we all want to go to the Super Bowl this year , the last time we went it was a player that wasn’t using good judgement that caused a stink. The Atlanta fans deserve better, team captains do your jobs and handle the business at hand.

Jimmy

September 27th, 2012
7:44 am

Sheeple,

I agree w/ you to a certain point, as far as people seem to be wanting to blame the police over Abraham. The guy should have done what the police told him, flat out.

Of course you’re also a troll who just doesn’t seem to like the Falcons, so blow me pal.

dandydon

September 27th, 2012
7:57 am

If it were the line of scrimage he would not have crossed it. Instead of POLICE line, put OFFENSIVE line and he would leave!

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DC Dirty Bird

September 27th, 2012
8:29 am

Again, here’s the thing that bother’s me. Abe was “obviously intoxicated” and wouldn’t get behind the tape when told. However, when told he was under arrest, his defiance for police authority disappeared and he calmly acquiesced. If you’re going to arrest someone for misdeameanor obstruction, why not tack on public intoxication, and resisting arrest?

I usually just read but...

September 27th, 2012
8:38 am

sheeple? that’s original. thinks for explaining it though. (Sheep+ People= Sheeple)
dandy-lion, are you pms-ing?

SimpleDawg

September 27th, 2012
8:51 am

No comment from Abe needed…. No good could come from him trying explain a domestic squabble between two drunks……

Nuff said.

LMAO!!!

September 27th, 2012
8:52 am

“It won’t be the last story since he didn’t talk today.” Wow the media is trying to intimidate someone into giving them a story Lol. I thought this was the hometown newspaper for the Falcons. Didn’t know we had Saints fans writing for the AJC.

ibelieve

September 27th, 2012
8:53 am

If Abe was intoxcated, Why? wasn’t he locked up for pubic intoxcation. Sound like a police officer trying to cover his butt, with a smear on Abe. The man should have a right to go to his house, unless they are tell everyone to get out.

Esquire

September 27th, 2012
10:21 am

The police love a situation where they can take over total control, interrupt peoples lives, and police in the interest of “public safety”. Admittedly, they can be a pain in the butt with their over-zealous actions but when we need them we are dang glad they are there.

Who said Abraham was intoxicated? That was speculation by the police and he was not arrested for public intoxication or given a blood test. So what, he had had a few adult beverages. John is guilty of bad judgement and I promise you the next time a police officer asks him to move back he will promptly respond “How far?”.

Esquire

September 27th, 2012
10:23 am

SimpleDawg
September 27th, 2012
8:51 am

No comment from Abe needed…. No good could come from him trying explain a domestic squabble between two drunks……

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Domestic squabble? two drunks? Surely you jest.

CaliDirtyBird

September 27th, 2012
10:37 am

I keep reloading this because I want DLED to see it:
Not sure DLED reads this far down in the blogs but I saw where Mike Smith stated how surprised he was at how many Falcons fans came to the San Diego game and he thought many might have been servicemen and women. Well I’m not a serviceman and I took my son to the game. None of the other Falcons fans I talked to were either. Not saying none were but when you win consistently fans show up. I live in Riverside 90 miles north of San Diego and I’ve started seeing Falcons fans everywhere I go! So please tell that to Coach Smith!

LKW4

September 27th, 2012
12:23 pm

who cares. The real refs are back so lets watch the Falcons on Sunday and see how good they really are. They wont have pretend refs throwing the darn game because they don’t know how to make a call and charge a penalty to the right team.

tjhook

September 27th, 2012
1:38 pm

I’m disappointed that the Saints’ fans who regularly come on the AJC’s blog are not here. Come on fellas, WIN or LOSE, it’s still pro football.

tjhook

September 27th, 2012
1:40 pm

Man up and get some of this good football talk. Even if your team does stink right now.l

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dandydon

September 27th, 2012
2:46 pm

Hey I usually just read but…

3-0 doesn’t mean drink the kool-aid yet. A 5 second electric ride would have sobered him up quick!

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dandydon

September 27th, 2012
7:33 pm

I meant to say I usually can’t read. I’m an idiot and a loner. Ignore my stupidity.

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Grape Nuts are neither grapes or nuts

September 28th, 2012
9:45 am

Sick & Tired Of Being Sick & Tired
September 26th, 2012
8:09 pm

There is obviously a lot more to this situation than what has been reported by the media. If he lived in the building then this sounds suspect on the part of the police…..as in maybe a little overreacting???

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Yep….It’s what police do to affirm their dominance over the citizens. Especially the larger and or more famous ones.

We are in a police state.

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mrlucky7

September 28th, 2012
8:17 pm

He was walking and going home so intoxication doesn’t play into this he should have just listened to the cops and waited but since he didn’t here we are…. I fault Michael Turner more, he should have known much better than drink at a strip club then try and drive himself home to Gwinnett ;-)

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