Reports: Bears WR Josh Morgan arrested on assault charge
New Chicago Bears wide receiver Josh Morgan was arrested in Washington, D.C., early Sunday morning and charged with one count of misdemeanor simple assault, according to multiple reports Monday.
The Washington Post reported that Morgan was charged after allegedly punching a valet driver in the face. He was arrested at about 1:30 a.m., according to the report. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 22.
Morgan denied any wrongdoing in an interview with NBC Washington.
“I’m not worried about nothing,” Morgan told the station in a phone interview. “I know I didn’t do anything wrong.”
“I’ve always been a standup guy in the community, I’ve always been a standup guy, period,” Morgan added. “Everybody knows me. Everybody knows how I am. Nothing like this has ever happened to me before. What a coincidence that now I signed with the Chicago Bears, now all of a sudden it happened.”
In a statement provided to ESPN.com, the Bears said: "We are aware of Josh Morgan's presence at a weekend incident in Washington, D.C. We are currently gathering information to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the event."
The 28-year-old Morgan signed a one-year deal with the Bears last week after spending the last two seasons with the Washington Redskins. In 14 games last year, Morgan caught 20 passes for 214 yards. He went an entire season without catching a touchdown pass for the first time in his six-year career. His poor performance last year came after a season during which he led the Redskins with 48 receptions for 510 yards. AUDIBLES: Cowboys are reportedly determined to add Johnny Manziel >