Jimmy “J.J.” Worton was arrested early Saturday morning at a bar just outside of Gillette Stadium in Foxboro for assaulting two women and a man.
Foxboro Police officially charged the practice squad player with two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person aged 14 and over and one count of assault and battery.
Worton was outside Waxy O’Connor’s Irish Pub and according to the police report; he accidentally brushed up against a woman on his way out of the bar. He tried to remove himself from the situation but when confronted about it by the woman’s boyfriend, Worton punched the man in the face in “self-defense,” leaving him unconscious.
Worton fled the scene in a grey sedan and once the police tracked the car down, they found Worton in the backseat and he confessed to the whole situation. The two women also identified him as the one who had assaulted them.
Worton was scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Wrentham.
This is not his first run-in with the police, however. In 2012 when he was attending the University of Central Florida, he was at a St. Patrick’s Day block party when an off-duty campus police officer ordered him to leave the area.
Worton refused and resisted the officer’s attempt to arrest him and took two swings at him with his fists, but only landed on his second attempt. He posted his bail and was released from jail later that night.
Worton was best known for his time in Central Florida for this catch from future Jaguars Quarterback Blake Bortles.
This arrest now marks only the second Patriots player to come under the penalty of the law during the 2015 season, with Brandon Spikes allegedly leaving the scene of a crash in June of 2015. Spikes was cut the next day and now that this season is over for New England, Worton’s contract is also up, leaving him without a team until further notice.
By Cole McNanna