Dolphins defensive end Derrick Shelby was arrested early Saturday and charged with trespassing and resisting arrest without violence following an altercation at a Fort Lauderdale nightclub.
Police said Shelby was reportedly causing a disturbance at Off the Hookah, 111 SW Second Ave., about 2 a.m. Cops and security officers asked him to leave, but Shelby refused, according to police. He was arrested and booked on the two misdemeanor charges.
Shelby has since bonded out and entered a preliminary plea of not guilty, according to criminal defense attorney Danny Rosenberg, who is representing him.
"Derrick maintains his innocence," Rosenberg said.
The booking mug showed a bloodied Shelby, which Rosenberg added "speaks volumes," considering the charge was resisting without violence.
Shelby is a third-year defensive player for the Dolphins, who are off on Sunday after playing in London last week. The team returns to practice Monday.
“We are aware of the reports regarding Derrick Shelby and are in the process of gathering more information,” the team said in a written statement.
Undrafted out of Utah in 2012, Shelby has become an important part of the team’s defensive line rotation. He has two sacks through the team’s first four games.