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Updated: 10:02 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 | Posted: 6:10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

Falcons wide receiver Roddy White arrested


Falcons wide receiver Roddy White arrested photo
Roddy White was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail early Tuesday.
December 1, 2013 photo
Gary Wiepert / AP
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) jumps over Buffalo Bills free safety Jairus Byrd (31) during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Toronto.

By Mike Morris

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White was arrested in Gwinnett County early Tuesday on a failure to appear warrant, jail records show.

White, whose full name is Sharod Lamar White, was arrested by Gwinnett County police and booked into the Gwinnett County Jail just before 4:30 a.m. He was released about 90 minutes later on $168 bond, according to jail records.

White allegedly failed to appear in court on a traffic charge. The Gwinnett sheriff’s website shows an outstanding warrant for White on a charge of “non-transparent material on windows.”

White was arrested after being pulled over by Gwinnett police just after 3 a.m. for allegedly going 75 mph in a 65 mph zone on I-85 near Old Peachtree Road, according to a police incident report.

A check of the sheriff’s website by the officer showed the outstanding warrant issued a year ago for the illegal window tinting.

At White’s request, the Audi A8 he was driving was released to the front seat passenger, and White was taken to jail. He was issued a written warning for speeding, according to the report.

White, 32, was the Falcons’ first round draft choice out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2005. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl four times.

The Falcons issued a statement Tuesday morning, saying, “We are aware of the incident involving Roddy White. We anticipate this will be resolved shortly and we will have no further comment at this time.”

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