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Ex-Buffalo Bills receiver Roscoe Parrish, 37, is arrested for 'written threats to kill' and 'aggravated stalking-domestic violence' in Florida

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 8/13/2019 Alex Raskin Sports News Editor For Dailymail.com
a close up of Roscoe Parrish: Roscoe Parrish, a former Buffalo Bills receiver and kick returner, has been arrested in Florida after allegedly threatening to kill someone. He was charged with written threats to kill and aggravated stalking-domestic violence, per court records © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Roscoe Parrish, a former Buffalo Bills receiver and kick returner, has been arrested in Florida after allegedly threatening to kill someone. He was charged with written threats to kill and aggravated stalking-domestic violence, per court records

Roscoe Parrish, a former Buffalo Bills wide receiver and kick returner, has been arrested in Florida after allegedly threatening to kill someone.

Parrish was charged with written threats to kill and aggravated stalking-domestic violence, according to court records. The alleged target of the threats has not been identified publicly. 

The 37-year-old former University of Miami star was booked at the Broward County Jail in Fort Lauderdale on Monday. He was held on $50,000 bail and was expected in court on Tuesday morning.

Known for his blazing 40-yard dash time at the NFL Draft Combine in 2005 (4.37 seconds), Parrish was actually a track star at the University of Miami, where he competed in the 60 meters, 100 meters, and 200 meters.

After quitting track to focus on football, the 5-foot-10 Parrish was picked in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft, and ultimately split time between wide receiver, punt returner, and kick returner.

a baseball player wearing a helmet: After quitting track to focus on football, the 5-foot-10 Parrish was picked in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft, and split time between receiver, punt returner, and kick returner © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited After quitting track to focus on football, the 5-foot-10 Parrish was picked in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft, and split time between receiver, punt returner, and kick returner

He left Buffalo for Tampa Bay in 2012, but never made much of an impact again. Parrish ended his football career with 134 receptions for 1,502 yards and seven touchdowns. He also added one touchdown on the ground and three more on punt returns.

Parrish was one of several players who sued the NFL in 2012, accusing the league of recklessly handing out pain killers.

'I had knee problems in 2010, so I started getting, I'm not sure, I think they were Vicodins, in a small white envelope. I played that game without pain, so it became routine,' Parrish said, as quoted by the Associated Press.

'I never saw a bottle. They were always in envelopes,' Parrish said. 'I got accustomed to (Buffalo trainer) Bud Carpenter giving me painkillers and didn't educate myself. All I cared about was playing.'

Carpenter denied Parrish's accusations through a team spokesman. 

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: A quarterback and track star at Miami Senior High, Parrish (No. 1) went on to play wide receiver at the University of Miami until 2005, when he entered the NFL Draft © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A quarterback and track star at Miami Senior High, Parrish (No. 1) went on to play wide receiver at the University of Miami until 2005, when he entered the NFL Draft Read more
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