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Giants quarterback arrested for nearly running over police officer, per report

Kyle Lauletta, of Richmond, avoids a sack during the second half of the Senior Bowl NCAA college football game in Mobile, Ala., Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Lauletta threw three second-half touchdown passes to lead the South team to a 45-16 victory.
Kyle Lauletta, of Richmond, avoids a sack during the second half of the Senior Bowl NCAA college football game in Mobile, Ala., Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Lauletta threw three second-half touchdown passes to lead the South team to a 45-16 victory. AP

It’s been a busy day for the NFC East.

Before the NFL’s trade deadline expired on Tuesday, the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles made significant trades to bolster their respective rosters.

The organization sent a fourth-round pick to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. The latter team sent a third-round pick to the Detroit Lions in exchange for wide receiver Golden Tate.

Last week, the Cowboys traded a first-round draft pick to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for wide receiver Amari Cooper.

The Redskins, Eagles and Cowboys occupy first, second and third-place in the NFC East standings, respectively.



The 1-6 New York Giants might’ve had the worst Tuesday of all the teams in the division.

New York Giants rookie quarterback Kyle Lauletta was arrested Tuesday morning for “various motor vehicle and related disorderly persons offenses” directly connected to a traffic violation. The incident took place in in Weehawken, New Jersey.

The news was first reported by NJ.com.

Here’s how that report described the incident:

“(He was) “trying to make a right turn from the wrong lane to get to Route 495 West, and was directed to keep going straight. Lauletta, driving a Jaguar, made the right turn and nearly ran over the officer directing traffic. He was stopped by another officer at the end of the on-ramp.”

The incident resulted in Lauletta getting charged with eluding police, obstructing justice and resisting arrest.

In a statement, Giants head coach Pat Schurmer said they were in contact with Lauletta and “we are still in the process of gathering information. This is obviously very disappointing.”

The Richmond product was drafted in the fourth round of the 2018 as a possible successor to 37-year-old Eli Manning.

At this point, it is unknown what type of consequences Lauletta will face.

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