BOSTON (CBS) – Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was arrested Tuesday morning for indecent assault and battery.

The 25-year-old Edelman was arrested after 1:30 a.m. on Exeter Street for allegedly groping a woman at Storyville, a Copley Square restaurant, police said.

Listen: Gresh & Zo discuss the arrest

According to the Boston police report, Edelman was at the bar celebrating Halloween when he allegedly reached under a woman’s costume dress and grabbed her between the legs on the dance floor at the club.

WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson reports.

A witness at the scene told police that he watched as the alleged victim’s face changed to an “expression of shock” at the time of the assault, the report said.

edelmanbookingphoto Julian Edelman Arrested For Allegedly Groping Woman At Boston Bar

Julian Edelman's mug shot. (Photo courtesy: Suffolk County DA's Office)

The club manager told police he was notified of “an altercation on the dance floor” and saw the witness threatening to beat up Edelman and the alleged victim trying to calm him down. The manager said that it’s club policy to eject anyone involved in an altercation, and that the witness was thrown out first because he was “being most aggressive.”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Ben Parker reports

The witness and alleged victim met police outside the club, and shortly thereafter, officers arrested Edelman, who denied the allegation, according to the police report.

At Edelman’s arraignment on Tuesday, the judge ordered the wideout to stay away from alleged victim and witness, as well as the nightclub. He was released without monetary bail.

He is scheduled to return to court on Jan. 10, 2012.

The Patriots released the following statement on Edelman’s arrest:

“The Patriots are aware of the reports involving Julian Edelman and will defer any comment to his representatives at this time.”

Bill Belichick, speaking during a conference call on Tuesday, echoed the Patriots’ statement:

“I think just what the statement says. I don’t think we have enough information to comment on that right now.”

On his way out of court, Edelman did not speak to reporters. He did stop to sign an autograph outside the courthouse.

His agent Don Yee said in a statement “the charges will be vigorously fought within the court system, instead of a rush to judgment elsewhere.”

Comments (43)
  1. Barbara says:

    Just someone out to make a quick buck….I don’t believe it.

    1. gramps says:

      15 yards!

      Illegal use of the hands & Violation of the ‘Neutral Zone’…..No player may legally be in the neutral zone except for the snapper…(read)


      1. Barbara says:

        if there was a violation….. Seems funny to me she was dancing or whatever while her boyfriend was on the sidelines? I say setup. It is way to easy for someone to get close to someone in the spotlight and cry abuse. Everyone is so quick to say guilty. What ever happened to innocent till proven Guilty? Whos to say she didn’t get in his NEUTRAL zone?

      2. gramps says:

        My 1`st wife’s name was Barbara, ‘NOW’, you know the ‘rest of the story’!


      3. Barbara says:

        Smart lady now I finished the story

      4. Abby says:

        Babs, his post was ‘tongue in cheek’, a joke!

        And very, very FUNNY! Durr girl. I’d say that his first wife, like you, had no sense of humor.

      5. Barbara says:

        Abby…… Sorry I don’t see any humor in something as serious as this. I didn’t see and Urban dictionary posted by him so how would I know what he was referring too? I do have a very good sense of humor just this isn’t the place for it. I don’t see anything funny at all.

  2. sloopjohnB2 says:

    Adios! Pack your bags Julian. It’s ALL over!

  3. Ashley says:

    WHY CANT BOSTON CONTAIN OUR COMPOSURE LATELY?! red sox drinking in the clubhouse.. gronk’s connection to the porn industry and now Edleman diddling chicks at storyville. This is getting embarrassing. a few losses and ALL is lost?. Bill B.. please come to the rescue… PLEASE! get some defense and jumpstart some offense!! UUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGHHHHHHHHH

  4. Barbara says:

    WOW already pegged as guilty??????? A witness?????? How do you know this WITNESS wasn’t with her? One lies the other swears to it. Just my opinion.

  5. Dave says:

    Just another NFL thug ,these players think they can get away with this stuff.80%of NFL players have criminal records.Amazing but true.

  6. DoverDavid says:

    Another team looser like Gronkowski, (like he had no idea of his actions, who he was with and that pictures were being taken) these people think that they can do anything and are immune from public scruteny, it’s embarassing. If proven guilty, fire him immediately.

    1. Matt Souza says:

      oh shut up dover

  7. FireGuyFrank says:

    It’s stories like these that make me glad I’m not a celebrity. How do I know if that woman is attracted to me for me or my fame? How do I know that if I hit it off with a woman that she is genuine and not a gold digger?

    Let’s see how this plays out. Any way it goes will be ugly for someone.

  8. Dawnmarie says:

    why do we care about this honestly? yes they should behave themselves in public, but really? their commitment to us fans is on the fields not what they do on their own personal time..would your boss have a right to judge you or fire you once your off the clock and out with your friends actin like a fool?

    1. FireGuyFrank says:

      As a matter of fact, YES. This is also why it is important what people post on their Facebook page, too.

  9. RealPatriotFan says:

    Gronkowski is not a looser cause he took a picture with a pornstar. Big friggen deal he took a picture with a girl who has a job just not the kind of job you think is ok. He a great player and can do whatever he wants. Also the thug comment come on does he look like a THUG.

  10. Brad L says:

    First of all they are not ” Loosers”. These guys are in their mid 20’s, they are just in the public’s eye more because they are PROFESSIONAL athletes so they are anything but losers. Gronkowski didn’t do anything illegal or even remotely close to that. Gronkowski took the scrutiny like a man, never denying anything and publicly apologizing to both his team and the fans. Do you know either of these people? were you there at the night club? I don’t see how you can have such a staunch opinion on these guys when you know nothing about them and are just going on assumptions. They are still young, and they have money. Obviously everything they do gets completely blown out of proportion. But i do agree if found guilty Edelmen’s actions should not be tolerated.

  11. Ken says:

    Its amazing how some people can defend these sexual predators,did you see his mugshot? this guy is lit up man . can you imagine how many times he has done this and gotten away with it? he likes to grope girls ,hes a sexual predator,why does anybody have a problem seeing that?

    1. FireGuyFrank says:

      Ken, you have no facts to back up what you’ve written. You don’t know if he’s “lit” or tired. You don’t even know if the allegations are accurate. And we have NO idea if he has ever done this or been accused.

      Your comments are way off base, and could even be considered libel.

      1. Barbara says:

        Ken I hope you dont go out have a few beers and have someone say you sexually assaulted her because the way you just put it is, He looks like he had a few so therefore he must have done it. WTH happened innocent till PROVEN guilty???? I am so happy you all are not his peers in a jury seeing how you already made up your mind.

      2. tsal says:

        barbara – on the blogs it is guilty – and we’ll make up the facts/stories to prove it :)

    2. Eric says:

      you also do not find it at all suspicious that the only witness so far happens to be the guy who wanted to get into a fight with him. Seems it could be just as easy that the guys girlfriend was getting hit on and he got mad, and made up the story. Until it goes to court you do not know. cannot convict him until all the facts are out.

      also he is 25 therefore it does not matter if he is “lit up” or not.

      If he did it he should be arrested, but with the few facts out there now, you saying he is a sexual predator is just as off base as people saying there is now way he did it and the people are just trying to make money.

    3. Not ken says:

      I’m sorry Ken I didn’t know you were there when the incident occurred. If he is found guilty go nuts and call him a predator but wow. it’s amazing that Edelman can have a clean record then this alleged incident occurs and suddenly you act as if the man is luring women into his van and terrorizing girls around Boston. Grow up.

  12. wen says:

    I would’ve done it right back to him and I can promise you that his voice would end up an octave higher ;)

  13. Bob says:

    I’m so sick of all these apologists for Boston sports teams/players. I’m no fan of New York but if this stuff happened to a Yankee or Jet they would be all over it. We have thugs, predators and deviants here just like everyone else. I could go on and on, but when Rodney Harrison played for other teams, he was the dirtiest player in football but as soon as he put on a Patriots uniform, he was a tough, hard nosed player. Opposite held true for Johnny Damon. He was a god when he played for the Sox but as soon as he put on those pinstripes, he was booed mercilessly. It’s all about the laundry my friends.

  14. karen says:

    well, another ill mannered drunk who is a professional athlete. shame on you joining the ever growing line of boors. zero tolerance for this behavior. 1:30 in the morning. hope his female relatives have given him an earful, and nothing a few well placed dope slaps wouldn’t remedy. you wear a patriots uniform justin – there’s alot more to that than just football. imagine if he was behind the wheel of a car and got into an accident. don’t start the “he’s only 25 having a good time” nonsense, or “i/he didn’t know what he was doing.” next time it occurs maybe it’s a woman trained in self defense who messes up a pretty boy face, and recites “you have the right to remain silent …..” assault, battery. respect is earned justin and you’ve got a ways to go before you even get to the letter r. you may play football, but you’re no patriot!

  15. Linda says:

    I think it’s a set-up and a shake down. If there is any surveillance videos inside the bar they should be looked at. If Edelman was at the bar how did he reach under her dress on the dance floor. I think this couple is trying to get some easy money.

    1. Barbara says:

      That is exactly what I have been saying

  16. Kim says:

    This guy needs to be taken off the street ,what if he is drunk like in the mug shot and he finds himself alone with a woman.sounds like be trouble to me,hes a predator who needs to pay

  17. zaug says:

    I can’t help but comment on this one. If it was a gay bar, he wouldn’t be in any trouble; he’s pretty damn cute too, what a shame

  18. Justin Edelman says:

    Did anyone else notice the woman calling him Justin? If you mess up JULIEN’S name multiple times you probably are nt a fan and you are simply preaching morality and Condemning Edelman before any of the facts are out.

  19. Jane O says:

    His mugshot won’t help his case at all, he looked drunk or high. I’d like to know if the victim and her witness knew who he was. I’m a Pats fan but wouldn’t have recognized him in a bar.

    1. tsal says:

      are we convicting on mug shots? Darn I have to have my driver’s license picture redone.

  20. Barbara says:

    So now that the video is out and yes he was proven to have done NOTHING wrong Now what? All you idiot has him convicted of something he never did. I just pray if i am ever set up none of you idiots are on my Jury. As for this chick that I still believe was out for money lying that he did that to her? She should be held accountable and charged with false statements along with defamation of character. All you people that jumped all over him should be ashamed for where is the innocent till proven guilty?

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