Free-agent running back Garrett Wolfe, who played for the Bears the last four seasons, was arrested early Sunday in Miami Beach after he refused to pay a bill of nearly $1,600 at a local nightclub, police said.
Wolfe, 26, has been charged with retail theft over $300, assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest with violence and disorderly conduct, according to Miami-Dade County booking information
. He was being held on $11,500 bond and, according to county records, was still in custody Sunday evening.
The news, first reported by Pro Football Talk, came a day after Wolfe had traveled to Miami, where he has spent some time in the extended offseason. Wolfe tweeted several times Saturday, including a reference to being invited to end-of-the-world parties.
Miami Beach Police Det. Juan Sanchez said Wolfe was at a club called Cameo early Sunday when he refused to pay his bill and got angry with employees. Bouncers removed him and called police. Officers gave him the opportunity to settle up with the club, but he again declined, according to Sanchez.
Wolfe "charged the officers," Sanchez said, and two officers suffered minor injuries in the scuffle. In his arrest photo, Wolfe appeared to have scrapes around his left eye.
Wolfe played at Holy Cross High School before starring at Northern Illinois. He was a third-round draft pick by the Bears in 2007 and a core special-teams performer the last two seasons, but the Bears did not tender him an offer as a potential restricted free agent. So when the NFL resumes business, he will be unrestricted.