Former Bears WR Terrell Arrested On Drug Charges, Assaults Police Officers

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David Terrell. (Credit: Chicago Police Dept.)

David Terrell. (Credit: Chicago Police Dept.)

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(CBS) Former Bears first-round draft pick David Terrell was arrested on drug charges over the weekend before he assaulted two police officers.

The Chicago police department Office of News Affairs confirms that as Terrell was being arrested, he assaulted police offers on two separate occasions.

Officers responded to a call of three individuals smoking cannabis on Chicago’s South Side. As they interviewed Terrell, the former wide receiver struck an officer’s hand and he was placed in custody for battery.

While he was being taken into custody, Terrell tried to “defeat” the arrest, causing injury to another officer’s hand.

The 35-year-old Terrell was charged with manufacture and delivery of cannabis, a felony, and misdemeanor battery.

He was drafted by the Bears in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft out of Michigan. Terrell spent four seasons with the Bears from 2001-04 and appeared in one game with the Broncos in 2005, finishing his career with 128 receptions and 9 touchdowns.

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