Giants' Bradshaw jailed for 30 days in Virginia
The checkered past of Ahmad Bradshaw, which scared so many teams away from him in last year's NFL draft, has landed him in a Virginia jail for 30 days. The .Giants running back, who emerged as a valuable weapon toward the end of his rookie season and was the leading rusher in Super Bowl XLII, is in the Abingdon Regional Jail on a probation violation charge.
"The underlying charge in this matter stems from an offense which occurred while Mr. Bradshaw was a juvenile," his attorney, Charles A. Stacy, said in a statement. The charge came from the Tazewell County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, which serves Bradshaw's hometown of Bluefield, Va.
Bradshaw, 22, had run-ins with the law before he was drafted by the Giants. In 2006, while at Marshall University in West Virginia, he pleaded guilty to petty larceny. In 2004, he pleaded guilty to underage alcohol possession and resisting arrest. Those incidents caused him to drop in the draft until the Giants selected him in the seventh round. They also constituted the violation of probation from the sealed juvenile charge in Tazewell County.
"We are aware of the situation and have been in contact with Ahmad's legal representative," the Giants said in a statement. "This situation is not the result of any recent incident. It stems from an issue that occurred prior to Ahmad being drafted by the Giants. Beyond that, we have no further comment."
The Giants concluded their offseason training program Friday, and Bradshaw voluntarily surrendered to authorities Sunday. Players are not due to report until July 24, when training camp begins in Albany.
Stacy's statement added that Bradshaw is "eager to put this matter behind him and begin training for next season."
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