Jimmy Graham Escapes Criminal Charges Following Training Camp Arrest


NFL tight end Jimmy Graham can breathe a sigh of relief as he enters the 2023 season. The New Orleans Saints star will not face any criminal charges following his arrest during training camp. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office has decided not to move forward with the case due to insufficient evidence.

Key Takeaway

Jimmy Graham will not face criminal charges for his training camp arrest. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office has decided not to pursue the case due to insufficient evidence. Graham can now focus on his return to the New Orleans Saints for the 2023 season.

The Arrest Incident

On August 18, Graham, 36 years old, was arrested near a Newport Beach resort. According to reports, he was observed by police walking in traffic. When officers tried to take him into custody, he resisted. Video footage captured staff members chasing him as he ran through the resort grounds.

Amidst the arrest, officers suspected that Graham was under the influence of a stimulant. However, the team later revealed that he may have experienced a medical episode. Graham was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment that same night.

No Legal Trouble

Graham was initially booked on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and resisting, delaying, and obstructing a police officer. Both charges were misdemeanors. Fortunately for Graham, the District Attorney’s Office found the evidence to be insufficient to pursue criminal charges.

With no legal trouble hanging over his head, Graham has since rejoined the team and has made the 53-man roster. This is a positive turn of events for the tight end, who is making his return to the field after sitting out the 2022 season.