Police: Garrett Wolfe arrested

Updated: May 22, 2011, 2:33 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

Police arrested former Chicago Bears running back Garrett Wolfe in Florida early Sunday morning, charging him with retail theft, disorderly conduct, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest, according to information released by the Miami-Dade police.

A former third-round pick and four-year veteran who has spent his entire NFL career with the Bears, Wolfe played a significant role the past two years on special teams. But the club opted against offering him a restricted free-agent tender this offseason, which means he'll become an unrestricted free agent once the NFL lockout comes to an end.

In addition, Wolfe likely will be subject to league discipline under its personal conduct policy if found guilty of the charges.

A former star at Holy Cross and Northern Illinois, Wolfe played all 16 games in 2010, carrying the ball four times for eight yards. Wolfe finished his Bears career with 72 career rushes for 282 yards and a touchdown, in addition to six kickoff returns for 125 yards.

Wolfe tied Brian Iwuh for second on the team last season in special-teams tackles (18).

Michael C. Wright covers the Bears for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.

Michael C. Wright

ESPN Chicago Bears reporter

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