Former Chicago Bears wide receiver David Terrell was charged Friday with battering officers attempting to arrest him on drugs charges in the Bronzeville neighborhood.
Police say Officers responded to a call of people smoking marijuana in a building in the 3900 block of South Calumet Avenue Friday afternoon, and found Terrell and two others with cannabis and "materials to package and distribute narcotics" in plain view.
Terrell, 35, allegedly struck an officer’s hand during an interview and "resisted and attempted to defeat the arrest," according to police. A second officer also suffered a hand injury while taking Terrell into custody.
Terrell was 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds during his playing days, according to the NFL. Both injuries were non-life-threatening, police said.
Terrell, who lives in the 1800 block of South Calumet, was charged with one felony count of manufacture or delivery of 30-500 grams of cannabis, and one misdemeanor count of battery.
Terrell was being held on a $20,000 bond, according to Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Lisa Gordon, and posted 10 percent of the bond and was released from custody.
The Bears selected the University of Michigan standout with the eighth pick in the 2001 NFL draft, but he was only on the team from 2001-04. Terrell started 15 games and had 42 receptions for 699 yards and a touchdown in his final season with the Bears. He played one game for the Denver Broncos in 2005, his final season in the NFL.
Terrell is expected back in court Sept. 3, according to the state’s attorney’s office.