The Dolphins announced that defensive end Derrick Shelby has been suspended indefinitely by the team for detrimental conduct, according to James Walker of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Shelby was arrested Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
At the time of the incident, agent Daniel Rosenberg defended his client in the face of reports that he resisted arrest. “Derrick maintains his innocence,” said Rosenberg. “There’s a lot of conflicting information about his arrest.” In today’s statement, coach Joe Philbin said that he is “disappointed” in Shelby and discipline for him will be determined after the club has completed the “necessary diligence” (Twitter links).
Shelby, 25, had two sacks, six tackles, and a fumble recovery in four games for Miami this season. Over his two years and change with the Dolphins, the 6’3″, 248 pound Shelby has appeared in 36 games, recording 4.5 sacks and 48 tackles over that span.