Raiders WR Murphy arrested in Florida

Posted April 03, 2011 @ 5:39 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

According to a report from the Gainesville Sun on Sunday afternoon, Raiders WR Louis Murphy, a former University of Florida star, was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with three misdemeanors — possession of a drug without a valid prescription, failure to obey a police officer and resisting arrest without violence.

Murphy, who has played two seasons with the Raiders and has started nine games in each season, was taken into custody just after midnight. The Gainesville police report said that an officer spotted Murphy's Cadillac Escalade with the stereo playing loudly. Murphy didn't initially pull over, instead driving to a city parking lot, where he and his passengers got out of the SUV and walked away.

Murphy refused to present identification and demanded to know why he had been stopped. Murphy continued to refuse to show his ID and also refused to put his hands behind his back. Three officers finally were able to take the 6-2, 200-pound Murphy into custody.

Officers found a "non-labeled prescription bottle containing 11 individual pills later identified as Viagra" in Murphy's car, according to the police report.