Metro police arrested and charged Houston Texans tight end Ryan Griffin late Friday night after officers say he was “disorderly” and punched through a window at a Nashville hotel.
Griffin, 29, of Houston, Texas, is charged with vandalism over $1,000 and public intoxication.
Police were called to the corner of Union Street and Second Avenue North just before midnight. When officers arrived, they were told Griffin was seen by security at Hotel Indigo punching one of the hotel’s front windows, destroying it, according to an arrest affidavit.
Police say Griffin’s left hand and fingers were bleeding and that he was stumbling on the sidewalk, nearly walking into traffic. Griffin also had watery eyes and the smell of alcohol on his breath, according to the affidavit.
Griffin’s friend told police he had been over-served that evening.
Amy Palcic, Vice President of Communications for the Houston Texans, released a statement to News 2 saying, “We are aware of the incident regarding Ryan Griffin. We are gathering information and will have no further comment at this time.”
This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 for updates.