Former Panthers CB Captain Munnerlyn Arrested in Miami on a Fugitive Warrant

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SJ - August 8, 2020

Free agent cornerback Captain Munnerlyn, who is best known for his time with the Carolina Panthers, was arrested in Miami on Friday.  He was attempting to board a flight to Cancun.

Munnerlyn was arrested on a fugitive warrant and is accused of writing bad checks in Las Vegas.  His attorney called it "a complete misunderstanding."

From CBS Sports:

Captain Munnerlyn isn't yet retired from the NFL, but before he can focus on potentially signing with a new team, he'll need to iron out some legal issues. The former seventh-round pick who made a name for himself as a member of the Carolina Panthers was reportedly arrested at Miami International Airport on Friday, via Andy Slater of Fox Sports Radio, as he attempted to board a flight to Cancun, Mexico. Munnerlyn is being charged with writing bad checks, and remains detained for now. His attorney, Ricky Patel, issued a formal statement -- arguing the charges are not well-founded.

"This is a complete misunderstanding," Patel told Slater following the arrest. "And we will clear this situation immediately."

I've had a few misunderstandings in my day, none of them led to warrants being issued for my arrest.

I would love to find out how a bad check allegations could be categorized as a misunderstanding.  You know, just in case I need to write a few alleged misunderstandings of my own.

This might throw a bit of a wrench into him finding a new team.