Bills’ Ed Oliver Arrested On Gun, DWI Charges

Bills defensive lineman Ed Oliver was arrested in Houston on Saturday night, as Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets. Police say Oliver had an open beer and a pistol when they pulled him over. Then, he failed a field sobriety test (via Montgomery County Police Reporter). Oliver also underwent a mandatory blood test to determine exactly what was in his system, but there were no drugs found in his car.

Oliver, 22, was the Bills’ No. 9 overall pick in the 2019 draft. As a rookie, he notched 43 tackles, five sacks, two passes defended, and a forced fumble. Before all of this, Oliver was on course for a potential breakout year, especially with last year’s sack leader Jordan Phillips in Arizona. He’s currently set to enter the second year of his four-year, $19.675MM deal, though this weekend’s incident could impact his availability. If Oliver is suspended under the personal conduct policy, he’ll forfeit his remaining $6.8MM in guarantees, as Michael Ginnitti of Spotrac tweets.

Per the 911 caller, the University of Houston product was weaving in-and-out of lanes and “driving dangerously,” prompting police to chase him down. It’s the latest in a series of troubling events for NFL players over the last week.

On Wednesday, Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar and Giants cornerback Deandre Baker allegedly robbed fellow partygoers at gunpoint in Florida. On Saturday morning, Colorado police say that Redskins wide receiver Cody Latimer fired a gun inside of an apartment. Four NFL players, three days, and 14+ cumulative charges, including several felonies. Oliver has joined the list of players who may be in serious trouble with the law, as well as the league office.

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  1. jkoms57

    *rehash
    NHL:
    Dirty hits
    NBA:
    Marijuana possession
    MLB:
    Steroid use
    NFL:
    Guns and domestic abuse

    • Simmons>Russ

      Imagine if NFL players were on the roids, NBA players had the guns, MLB smoke the door and NHL keeps the dirty hits.

      NFL would be a great watch, NBA would be more like the 90’s, MLB can chill out, and NHL remains irrelevant

  2. Appalachian_Outlaw

    Next contestant on “Who can be the biggest idiot?”…

    Ed Oliver: “Hold my beer plea– Nevermind, I’ll just take it with me.”

  3. DANIEL S

    I’m not understanding why he got a gun charge, just for having a gun in his car, this is Texas who doesn’t have a gun in there car!!!!!

    • crosseyedlemon

      The fewer people out in public the fewer arrests (outside of domestic abuse) you can make. Fewer arrests result in politicians deciding to make cutbacks to law enforcement budgets and obviously police departments don’t want to see that.

    • fleewolfe

      Pretty sure the gun charge is coming from the fact that he was under the influence gun in car is ok but once your under the influence that’s opening up a whole new can of worms with a weapon present

      • crosseyedlemon

        Of course any competent lawyer would argue that because his client was impaired, he wasn’t aware that there was a weapon in the vehicle until moments before he was pulled over.

    • Appalachian_Outlaw

      I don’t live in Texas, and I’m not familiar with their laws, but I’d assume you’d need a permit to carry. Perhaps he didn’t have one, thus the charge?…

  4. Dtownwarrior78

    What the hell is WRONG with these kids today? You finally make your dream come true and your in the NFL where the ONLY thing that can void the guarantees in your 1st contract is your own stupidity and you go and do this type of stuff. How dumb can you get, honestly? And where the hell are the parents and family support for these idiots b/c they obviously need it! Unreal man, dumbest people in thet league these days! Sad that b/c these morons have God given talent that they’ll get multiple more chances. Pathetic

  5. Ramon Garciaparra

    These players should be ashamed of themselves. The NFL should be ashamed to employ people that behave like this. Every company has its share of people who get into trouble but this is out of hand. These overpaid young men have too much time and money on their hands. Agents and teams are enabling this behavior. The more money invested in a player the more the enabling. It really is disappointing especially at a very difficult time for the people of this country. It is behavior that is completely fine deaf. The NFL should be ashamed.

    • There are over 2000 players in the NFL today. 4 of them have been arrested in the last 3 days. This is hardly something to be shocked by.

      • You see no reason for concern here? Glad I don’t live in your neighborhood or run with your crowd. Oh wait…I just figured it out when I noticed your screen name. Enough said.

      • The Mistake of Giving Eugene Melnyk a Liver Transplant

        But what if I don’t understand math! Then can I make stupid or racist comments?

      • crosseyedlemon

        @AB84 This works out to about 125 total arrests by the time the season is scheduled to open in September…lol.

  6. markdavisbarber

    So if you actually read the post it does not say what the gun charge is. He is pulled over because someone calls him in for is driving….

    He was not aggressive to anyone, he did not threaten anyone, he drove aggressive, had a gun, and had an open container. Took the test that he was asked to take.

    Ed Oliver is a player in the NFL, so hang him.

    • crosseyedlemon

      I think only Delaware, New Hampshire and Washington allow hanging if execution by lethal injection isn’t possible.

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