Jacksonville Jaguar receiver R. Jay Soward repeatedly threatened police officers and was charged with disorderly conduct after being arrested at a theme park in Orlando.
Officers said Soward, serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, was arrested after police found him intoxicated on a substance "other than alcohol."
The arrest occurred July 21 but was not reported in media until this week. Soward is free on $250 bond pending a court date.
The arrest came minutes after Soward began swearing at park security officers at Universal Studios and threatened them with a plastic key to his hotel room, police said.
The police report said Soward, who played at USC, had removed his shirt and was trying to fight the security officers when two off-duty Orlando police officers were summoned. When police tried to calm Soward, he responded by saying, "I don't have to listen to anyone when I've already paid my money--not even the police. The police kill people. I'm from California."
Jaguar Coach Tom Coughlin refused to discuss Soward's case.
The city of Phoenix made good on its threat and is suing to halt construction of the Arizona Cardinals' stadium.
Phoenix contends the stadium and its site in suburban Tempe put airliners and Sky Harbor International Airport operations at risk.
On Monday, the city asked Maricopa County Superior Court to stop further work until a federal air safety study is finished. That apparently would delay stadium plans until at least early October.
The lawsuit included an affidavit by a top Federal Aviation Administration official asserting that delaying construction is in "the FAA's best interest--and the best interests of the flying public."
The panel overseeing the stadium's construction, the state Tourism and Sports Authority, decided last week to resume work.
The board says further delay would add millions of dollars to the project's cost and could throw completion off a tight schedule.
Offensive tackle Marcus Spriggs, who tore knee ligaments in the Miami Dolphins' season-opening victory against the Tennessee Titans, had successful surgery.
Spriggs is out for the season after injuring the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee. Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery in Birmingham, Ala.
Spriggs stepped into the starting lineup when Brent Smith, the expected heir to Richmond Webb's job, had a season-ending knee injury on the first day of training camp. Webb signed with the Cincinnati Bengals after playing 10 seasons with the Dolphins.
Free-agent cornerback Corey Harris has agreed to a two-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Harris attended training camp with the Chiefs this season, but was released Sept. 2.
To make room for Harris on the roster, defensive tackle Nate Habgood-Chittlick was released.
The 5-foot-10, 191-pound Harris is entering his third season in the NFL. He has played in six regular-season games with one start.
Harris was with New Orleans in 1999.