Chargers King Dunlap Arrested for Violating Protection Order

San Diego Chargers' King Dunlap (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

Chargers left tackle, King Dunlap was arrested Thursday night in Nashville, after allegedly violating an order of protection filed by his girlfriend.

Authorities responded to a call at Dunlap’s girlfriends house in the Hermitage suburb after her neighbors called the police after spotting Dunlap’s vehicle in the drive-way.

When police arrived the left tackle acknowledged that there was a protective order in place since last week, but said that the whole situation was a misunderstanding because he and his girlfriend had an agreement that he could stop by and grab some of his clothes before heading out of town for offseason training.

Due to the protection order Dunlap was still taken into custody  and later released on an $1,000 bail.

According to Dunlap’s lawyer Worrick Robinson, the two nothing egregious happened and it was just a matter of confusion.

“This event was a misunderstanding between the parties as to what was allowed under the order,” attorney Worrick Robinson said. “They had been discussing a joint resolution. This was not an egregious event, but two parties trying to come to a mutual understanding.

The 31-year-old eight-year veteran out of Auburn has started in 65 of the 98 career games he has played in for the Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles and currently under a 4 year/ $28 million deal with the Chargers.

The Chargers released their own  statement on Dunlap’s arrest Friday saying : “We are aware of the situation involving King Dunlap. We will continue to gather information and monitor the situation as the legal process runs its course.”

Dunlap has a preliminary hearing scheduled for March 7th.

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