New York Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas was arrested on Monday for hit-and-run, becoming the latest Giants’ star to find himself in legal trouble this offseason.
Giants’ Aldrick Rosas arrested for hit-and-run crash
According to TMZ Sports, police arrested Aldrick Rosas on Monday after he allegedly t-boned a car then fled the scene of the accident. While it’s early in the investigation, officers believe alcohol was involved.
Witnesses told law enforcement they saw Rosas driving erratically at speeds of around 100 mph in Chico, California, on Monday. According to police, the 25-year-old didn’t stop at a red light and drove into the side of a pickup truck in the intersection.
Rosas, driving a back Chevrolet SUV, continued to drive on even after disabling the other vehicle. When his SUV broke down not long after, witnesses told police that Rosas took off and ran.
An undrafted free agent in 2016, Rosas became the Giants’ kicker in 2017. Following a strong rookie season, he earned a trip to the Pro Bowl in 2018 after converting 32-of-33 field goals. Rosas struggled during the 2019 season in New York, making just 70.6% of his field-goal attempts and missing four extra-point attempts.
At the scene of the accident, per TMZ, cops found Rosas walking around. When officers went to question him, they found his hands, legs and feet covered in blood.
Rosas was taken to a local medical center then booked into Butte County Jail. He is being charged with hit-and-run and driving on a suspended license. Law enforcement believes Rosas was impaired at the time, but an investigation is ongoing.
The Giants released a statement to TMZ following Rosas’ arrest, confirming they are aware of the incident.
“We are aware of the situation and have been in contact with Aldrick. We have no further comment at this time,” the team said, via TMZ.
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