ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -- Arizona Cardinals running back J.J. Arrington was among five people arrested after a fight at a nightclub in North Carolina.
Police in Rocky Mount said an off-duty officer called for assistance around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday after the fight broke out at the D&I Center nightclub. The 25-year-old Arrington was charged with disorderly conduct.
Nash County sheriff's Sgt. T.R. Lamm said a magistrate later ordered Arrington held for 24 hours for contempt of court.
The four others arrested were charged with simple affray. One was also charged with assault on a government official.
Arrington was born in Nashville, N.C. He was a second-round pick out of California in the 2005 NFL draft.
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