Los Angeles Rams DE Ethan Westbrooks was arrested this weekend according to a report from Sacramento’s local FOX affiliate:
Ethan Westbrooks, defensive end for the Los Angeles Rams, was arrested Sunday in Sacramento, according to the Sacramento Police Department.
Westbrooks, 26, was booked into the Sacramento County Jail on domestic violence charges.
Police said the initial call to Center Parkway was over a custody dispute.
Westbrooks is from the Sacramento area originally. An undrafted free agent who passed through the 2014 NFL Draft out of West Texas A&M, Westbrooks beat out DE Michael Sam for a roster spot in 2014 and hasn’t let go of that spot on the defensive end depth chart.
Without knowing any details, it’s hard to know what happened and how it affects the Rams. To be arrested and booked though, it’s hard to presume some shade of innocence here...which is beyond inexcusable. Domestic violence is never, ever, ever acceptable. If you, or someone you know, is a victim of domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE(7233) or TTY 1−800−787−3224.
As for Westbrooks, we’ll have to see what the Rams’ response is now that the news is public.