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Eagles RB Dion Lewis Charged With Felony In Albany

For a guy looking to secure his job against the threats of Chris Polk and Bryce Brown this summer, Dion Lewis is not off to a great start.

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Over the weekend, the RB and his brother were arrested in Albany after they pulled a fire alarm at a Hampton Inn when they were unable to get back into their hotel room after being accidentally locked out at around 4am. The manager said that two started banging on doors and when they didn't get answer, pulled a fire alarm. He also said that Lewis and his brother were intoxicated at the time

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The brothers were arrested and charged with falsely reporting a fire, which is a felony, as well as reckless endangerment. Lewis had gone to prep school in Albany.

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Obviously this is one of those crimes of stupidity more than anything and not really unthinkable for a kid who amazingly is still only 21 years old. That said, Dion Lewis is no regular 21 year old. He's in the NFL, he's making a lot of money, he's at least somewhat famous and obviously he's got to be more responsible and mature than he was on Saturday night.

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Given the crime, I doubt a whole lot will come of this, but undoubtedly its going to cost Lewis a bit of money. To the Albany court and maybe the NFL as well. Hopefully it will serve as a lesson learned.

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