Former Eagles cornerback Daryl Worley faces a litany of charges after being arrested by Philadelphia police and released by the team on Sunday.
Worley, a Philadelphia native who was acquired in a trade with Carolina last month, is charged with violation of the Uniform Firearms Act, driving under the influence, disorderly conduct and related offenses, Philadelphia police told Philly.com on Monday.
According to WPVI-Channel 6 in Philadelphia, Worley, 23, was arraigned and released Sunday evening after posting 10 percent of his $25,000 bail. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 1.
“He’s obviously very disappointed that he’s involved in a situation,” Worley’s attorney, Fortunato Perri Jr., told Channel 6 Sunday night. “We’re going to look at it and hopefully resolve it favorably enough so that he can maintain his career.”
Police told Philly.com that Worley, whose listed address is in Swedesboro, Gloucester County, was found passed out in a car outside the team’s practice facility near the corner of Broad Street and Pattison Avenue around 6 a.m. Sunday. The Eagles began their offseason workout program at the NovaCare Complex on Monday.
Worley, who was obtained in a trade for wide receiver Torrey Smith, allegedly became combative with police and officers used a taser on him, according to NFL.com. A gun was reportedly found at the scene.
Worley grew up in North Philadelphia on Broad Street and is a graduate of Penn Charter School, which is also Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan’s alma mater.
He went on to play at West Virginia University, where he was teammates with Eagles cornerback Rasul Douglas, wide receiver Shelton Gibson and cornerback Rasul Douglas. He was the Panthers’ third-round draft pick in 2016 and started 25 games over two seasons.
While at West Virginia, Worley pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault in 2014 after an incident at a nightclub. He avoided a six-month jail sentence, instead serving community service.
“I am coming back home, so there will be a lot more asked of me both on the field and off the field,” Worley said last month during an introductory news conference at the NovaCare Complex. “I have a great support system in place and can go to them for whatever I could ask for.”
Worley is the second player acquired by the Eagles during this offseason to be arrested. Defensive end Michael Bennett, who was obtained in a trade with Seattle last month, was indicted on a felony charge of injury of the elderly on March 23 after allegedly shoving a 66-year-old female paraplegic at Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas on Feb. 5, 2017.
The charge includes “intentionally and knowingly causing bodily injury to a person 65 years or older.” It carries a penalty of $10,000 and a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
Bennett turned himself into Houston police on March 26 and was released on $10,000 bond.