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Dion Lewis charged with felony

Eagles running back Dion Lewis was arrested at 4 a.m. Saturday in Albany, N.Y. and charged with a felony count of falsely reporting a fire and misdemeanor reckless endangerment charges, the Daily News confirmed.

Dion Lewis charged with felony

Dion Lewis was a bust as a rookie kickoff returner, but he might deserve a better look as a runner. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Dion Lewis was a bust as a rookie kickoff returner, but he might deserve a better look as a runner. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Eagles running back Dion Lewis was arrested at 4 a.m. Saturday in Albany, N.Y. and charged with a felony count of falsely reporting a fire and misdemeanor reckless endangerment charges, the Daily News confirmed.

Lewis, who attended Albany Academy, was arrested with his older brother, according to Albany police. The brothers were locked out of the Hampton Inn, where they were staying as guests. They banged on the glass doors and pulled the fire alarm.

Dion Lewis was released from jail after his arraignment.

Lewis issued a statement Monday afternoon: "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. 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. I am committed to continuing to conduct myself in conformance 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."

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The Eagles released a statement Monday afternoon: “We are aware of the incident involving Dion Lewis over the weekend in Albany and have since spoken to Dion and his representatives about it. They have a good understanding of the serious nature of this matter and understand the embarrassment it caused to not only himself, but the entire organization. Because it is a pending legal matter, we will have no further comment at this point.”

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