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    Green Bay Packers Player Arrested in Miami Beach: Police
    Miami-Dade Corrections
    Green Bay Packers Tight End Andrew Quarless was arrested in Miami Beach in the early morning hours of July 4, 2015.

    Miami Beach Police arrested an NFL player after they say he shot his gun into the air early Saturday morning.

    Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless, 26, was charged with discharging a firearm in public around 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

    A parking attendant on the 500 block of Lenox Avenue told police he spotted a black Porsche Panamera with two men and two women inside. According to the arrest report, the two men got out of the Porsche and approached a white vehicle with several women inside.

    The attendant said the discussion soon became hostile. That's when he told police he spotted Quarless walking up to the white car with a semi-automatic handgun. The witness then told police Quarless pointed the gun in the air and fired off two rounds before taking off in the Porsche.

    Another witness told police Quarless "discharged his firearm in an apparent attempt to emphasize his dominance and manhood," according to the police report.

    The white vehicle left the scene and was not seen or heard from again, the report stated.

    Police put out a "be on the lookout", or BOLO, alert for the Porsche. Officers spotted the vehicle parked on the 400 block of Washington Avenue with its lights on.

    According to the report, Quarless was discovered nearby, "attempting to conceal himself and the black firearm in a nearby plant."

    It is unclear whether Quarless has an attorney.

    A spokesman for the Green Bay Packers issued a statement, saying, "We are aware of the matter involving Andrew Quarless and are in the process of gathering more information. We will withhold further comment."

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