ChicagoTribune Bears cornerback Deiondre’ Hall was charged with three misdemeanors after an alleged fight outside a college bar in Cedar Falls, Iowa, early Sunday morning. Capt. Jeff Harrenstein said officers used a Taser on Hall, who resisted arrest, resisted having handcuffs placed on him and refused to get into a squad car after an incident outside Sharky’s Fun House at 2223 College St. that also included Packers cornerback Makinton Dorleant. Hall was charged with public intoxication, interference and disorderly conduct by fighting. He was booked into the Black Hawk County Jail at about 1 a.m. Sunday and posted bond at 5 a.m. Dorleant received a misdemeanor charge of interference. A fourth-round pick last year, Hall appeared in eight games and made one interception as a rookie. He suffered an ankle injury that knocked him out for half the season and underwent surgery in January. Dorleant, an undrafted free agent a year ago, was a teammate of Hall’s at Northern Iowa. A Bears spokesman said the team was aware of the arrest. Any player arrested can be subject to discipline from the NFL. Hall’s agent, Brian Mackler, said he would reserve comment until he gathered more information.
An offseason arrest is never good for a young player who is trying to make it in the NFL, but that’s exactly what happened to Chicago Bears cornerback Deiondre Hall in Iowa over the weekend, who was tasered and arrested following a fight outside of a bar. If you are attempting to make the Chicago Bears as a fourth or fifth cornerback, and you have been tasered and arrested at a bar over the offseason while your competition was a model citizen, you would be crazy to think that your offseason behavior is not a contributing factor when management has to make a decision on cut day.