NFL news: Pro Bowl K Aldrick Rosas suspended four games for hit-and-run accident

NFL kicker Aldrick Rosas
Jan 27, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA; New York Giants placekicker Aldrick Rosas (2) kicks the ball prior to the NFL Pro Bowl football game at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Former New York Giants and Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Aldrick Rosas was suspended four games by the NFL on Saturday, following a hit-and-run accident this summer.

Rosas, who earned second-team All-Pro honors and made the Pro Bowl in 2018, was released by the Giants more than a month after his arrest. He later joined Jacksonville’s practice squad in September, playing in one game.

Now, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, he will receive a four-game suspension.

Aldrick Rosas suspended four games for personal-conduct violation

Rosas was charged with three misdemeanors in July for the hit-and-run accident. Among the charges filed, reckless driving on a highway, hit-and-run property damage and driving while suspended/revoked for DUI of alcohol/drugs.

According to witnesses, Rosas was driving erratically at nearly 100 mph in Chico, California. He went through a red light, driving into the side of a pickup truck. After the crash, Rosas continued to drive his vehicle until it broke down. He then got out of the car and took off running.

It was Rosas’ second arrest for driving while under the influence. According to ESPN, he was previously found guilty in 2016 for driving while intoxicated beyond the legal blood-alcohol level (.08%).

Rosas converted 32-of-33 field-goal attempts in 2018, hitting 10-of-11 from 40-plus yards out. In addition, he drilled 31-of-32 extra-point attempts, being recognized as one of the NFL’s most accurate kickers.

He wasn’t nearly as successful in 2019. Rosas made just 70.6% of his field-goal attempts and missed four extra-point kicks. In one game with the Jaguars this season, he connected on four-of-five field goals.

Likely anticipating the suspension, Jacksonville released Rosas from its practice squad on Friday.