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Jaguars’ Dante Fowler hits man, breaks his glasses, police say

Dante Fowler has been arrested in Florida on

Dante Fowler has been arrested in Florida on simple battery and criminal mischief charges. Photo Credit: AP / John Raoux

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler has been arrested in Florida on simple battery and criminal mischief charges.

St. Petersburg police said in a news release that Fowler was arrested Tuesday after getting into a confrontation with a man who made a comment about his driving.

An arrest report says Fowler exchanged words with the man before hitting him. The man’s glasses were knocked off and Fowler stepped on them before taking a grocery bag, which included liquor, from the man and tossing it in a lake.

Police say the man wasn’t injured.

An attorney isn’t listed on jail records.

The Jaguars said in a statement they’re gathering more information. Fowler played for the University of Florida and was the Jaguars’ first-round draft pick in 2015.

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