Saturday promised to be a big day. It’s cut down day. The day the Carolina Panthers have some tough decisions to make. They have to meet the roster limit of 53 players. Instead, they wake up to find out that one of the players fighting to make the team is in jail.
It all started with Ricardo Colclough early today and the news wasn’t good.
On the eve of the biggest cutdown day of the NFL preseason, Panthers cornerback Ricardo Colclough was charged with driving while impaired.
According to Mecklenburg County Jail records, Colclough was being held at the jail this morning.
Colclough appeared to have won a spot on the Panthers’ roster as a backup cornerback and kick returner.
This had to make his day a little more interesting considering that he was hardly guaranteed of a spot on the Panthers final roster. Oh, sure, he is a fair backup cornerback and he can fill in as a kick returner but he was far from a sure thing.
His day was just beginning with being checked into a cell.
After spending nearly five hours in a Mecklenburg County jail today, Panthers backup cornerback Ricardo Colclough has been released, and could soon be getting his release from the team.
Colclough was charged with driving while impaired and was checked into the jail at 8:40 a.m. and then released at 1:33 p.m., according to police records.
His first court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday.
He might want to call his agent and tell him that he will need to start checking around the league for interest from other teams. It’s doubtful that the Panthers keep a guy around who hasn’t proven a lot on the field and who can’t keep himself out of trouble off it.