I have the good fortune of being able to say that I've never been arrested. It's nothing I go around bragging about. To me, being a law abiding citizen is merely the cover charge to get into the club of good human beings. It's no reason to stump for VIP human being status.
But my lack of tussles with law enforcement leaves me without a personal barometer for exactly what constitutes "resisting arrest." This much I do know -- it would seem that to be resisting arrest you have to be getting arrested for something.
That's what makes Saints cornerback Brian Dixon's dustup with the law so perplexing. Courtesy of the Baton Rouge Advocate, here's the detail of this offseason's latest Fantasy Crime League entry:
Saints cornerback Brian Dixon has been arrested in Miami for resisting arrest without violence to his person, according to the Miami Beach Police.
Dixon was in custody at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami. He was booked at 5:50 a.m. on Sunday morning and his bond was set at $1,000.
An officer at the correctional center said Dixon, who was riding a moped, was pulled over at the intersection of Ocean Drive and 10th Street in Miami Beach early Sunday morning. He questioned the officer and was taken into custody.
So, again, I ask....what was Dixon getting arrested for?? It had to be something salacious, you know, what with the old saying "Nothing good happens after 5:00 a.m. on a moped in Florida."
For his part, Dixon tweeted that he didn't really do anything....
It hurts to know that I wasn't causing no trouble and was fully cooperating. :(— Mr. JAM MAN (@BrianDixon_2) March 29, 2015
The Saints have reported the incident to NFL security, and had no further comment. Dixon, a native of Fort Lauderdale, was signed as an undrafted rookie out of Northwest Missouri State and made the team over veteran cornerback Champ Bailey coming out of training camp.
Dixon appeared in all 16 games, and finished with one pass defended and one forced fumble. The Saints are now the sixth team to get a mark on the Fantasy Crime scoreboard in what's been a relatively slow offseason on the police blotter.
FANTASY CRIME LEAGUE STANDINGS
BALTIMORE RAVENS .. 6 points * 3/1/15: Ravens DB Victor Hampton is arrested for DWI. * 3/18/15: Ravens RB Bernard Pierce is arrested for DUI.
GREEN BAY PACKERS .. 6 points * 2/3/15: Packers DT Letroy Guion is arrested for felony possession of marijuana and felony possession of a firearm.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ers .. 3 * 3/5/15: 49ers FB Bruce Miller is arrested for spousal battery.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS ... 2 point * 2/3/15: Colts LB D'Qwell Jackson is arrested for assault. * 2/5/15: Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw is charged with marijuana possession.
DALLAS COWBOYS ... 1 point * 2/3/15: Cowboys RB Joseph Randle is cited for marijuana (unclear if it's a misdemeanor or just a citation, so FCL scoring is pending)
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS .. 1 point 3/29/15: Saints CB Brian Dixon is arrested for resisting arrest without violence.