Update, 10:15 a.m., Tuesday, April, 11
Former Saints pass-rusher Junior Galette is apparently facing legal troubles again.
Galette, 29, was arrested Friday night on accusations of disorderly conduct and failure to comply with police orders following a fight at the MGM Park minor-league baseball stadium in Biloxi, Mississippi, according to television station WLOX.
Galette's attorney, Ralph Whalen, confirmed Monday night that he had been notified of his client's arrest but otherwise couldn't comment on the specifics of the case. He said Galette had bailed out relatively quickly.
Several musical acts were performing at MGM Park on Friday night. Biloxi police couldn't immediately be reached for comment.
TMZ reported later that a Biloxi police spokesman had told the outlet that an officer used a stun gun to subdue Galette. The officer saw Galette punch someone, TMZ reported.
Galette's arrest comes more than two years after Kenner police briefly jailed him on an accusation of misdemeanor domestic abuse battery. Prosecutors never charged Galette with a crime, but he is still facing a civil lawsuit filed by his accuser in Jefferson Parish's 24th Judicial District Court.
That suit, which seeks damages, is tentatively scheduled to go to trial June 12 in Judge Stephen Enright's courtroom.
Galette played five seasons for the Saints, posting a team-leading 22 sacks during his last two campaigns in New Orleans. The Saints cut him before the 2015 season, following the release of a 2013 video that apparently showed him hitting a woman with a belt during a brawl on a Florida beach.
He is now a member of the Washington Redskins but has not appeared in a game for that team after tearing each of his Achilles tendons.
Although he wasn't charged in the case, Galette forfeited two paychecks he would have earned on Washington's 2015 injured reserve as punishment for his arrest in Kenner.
A lawsuit accusing pro football player Junior Galette of beating a woman at his former Kenner home early last year is tentatively scheduled to go to trial next summer.
Judge Steve Enright of 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna is set to begin hearing arguments and testimony in the woman's lawsuit against Galette — who spent five seasons with the Saints — on June 12, according to court documents released Monday.
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