Video Surveillance Shows Dion Lewis Never Pulled Fire Alarm
Philadelphia Eagles running back Dion Lewis saw his criminal charges against him be dropped in six months if he’s able to stay out of trouble. This according to a report in the Albany, N.Y. Times-Union.
Lewis and his brother, Lamar, were arrested earlier this month and charged with falsely reporting a fire, a felony, and misdemeanor reckless endangerment after an incident at a hotel in Albany, N.Y. Police said the brothers tried to knock down the glass doors and pulled the fire alarm after being locked out without their room keys and not allowed back in by hotel security.
The report in the Times-Union clarified a few facts about the case, most notably that the fire alarm was never pulled. Instead, assistant district attorney David Gonzalez said, the clear plastic case that protects the fire alarm was tampered with.
The Times-Union also reported that police acknowledged using pepper spray on both brothers because they believed Dion and Lamar Lewis were trying to break into the hotel and armed with a knife.
That charges will be dropped if and only if Lewis stays out of trouble for the next six months won’t change the fact that he’s still subject to review by the NFL under the league’s personal-conduct policy.