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November 30, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: Panthers LB Beason arrested, released on assault charge

Panthers middle linebacker Jon Beason was arrested this afternoon on a misdemeanor charge of assault to inflict serious injury, according to police records.

Beason was released with the promise that he'd appear in court.

Updates coming as we get them.

-- Charles Chandler

Posted by Observer Sports on November 30, 2009 at 04:56 PM | Permalink


and just when you think it can't get any worse...

Posted by: Chows | Nov 30, 2009 5:02:02 PM

Now we know who broke Jake's finger!

Posted by: Gohomme | Nov 30, 2009 5:04:19 PM

I have met Jon and he is the nicest person - someone must have instigated this. Let's now rush to judgement.

Posted by: Coleen | Nov 30, 2009 5:13:18 PM

Man, I really hope this is some kind of misunderstanding. Beason is about the last player I would expect to get into this kind of trouble.

Posted by: TJ | Nov 30, 2009 5:16:06 PM

Wow...this is terrible news. I guess we have to chalk this up to another product of the "U". A ridiculous season just keeps getting worse.

Posted by: BabyBoi | Nov 30, 2009 5:25:18 PM

Beason deserved this, i know the guy he hit. It wasn't just beason either, beason and dante risario both jumped him at the club. the guy saw beason doing cocaine and told one of the strippers, the stripper then told beason what he said and they both jumped him. he has to have reconstructive surgery.

Posted by: annoymous | Nov 30, 2009 5:43:40 PM

yea right baby boi u dont no nothing

Posted by: jay | Nov 30, 2009 5:49:26 PM

if you say so, it went down at Uptown Cabert a strip club. dante won't get charges because the court won't give him the warrant.

Posted by: annoymous | Nov 30, 2009 5:53:12 PM

Hey 'annoymous' (or Gregory C. Frye maybe??), if Rosario jumped him than why wasn't he he arrested too? You have anything better to do than spread slanderous rumors on the internet? (my guess is no)

And BabyBoi, Beason may have gone to the "U" (as did I) but that doesn't mean he's some kind of thug. He has never been anything but a model citizen his whole life.


Posted by: TJ | Nov 30, 2009 5:56:08 PM

Wow...the above comments are rediculous...Greg Frye, the "victim", is the one the police almost arrested that night...assaulting a female?, what a standup guy. I saw Greg the next night at Galway Hooker in LKN drinking (again) and bragging about how he was going to "get Beason in trouble"...this guy is a clown. Greg has since been banned from Uptown Cabaret; no one else from that night has been...all signs point to this guy trying to get some money from someone a lot more successful than him...keep up the woman beatings Greg, that is all the future holds for you.

Posted by: Greg Frye is worthless | Nov 30, 2009 5:56:34 PM

I have also met Beason and he is indeed one of the nicest guys you will ever meet and chat with...

Hope it all works out, whatever the reason is!!

Posted by: Jennifer | Nov 30, 2009 5:57:37 PM

greg has to have reconstructive surgery on his nose and eye socket. beason was doing cocaine and was pissed because greg saw him do it. yes greg may be a tool but that does not give beason the right to jump him with his fellow teammate. he was only banned from uptown because the management kisses the panthers asses because they spend money in there....Jon Beason....Cocaine...Strip Clubs and Fighting...real model citizen.

Posted by: annoymous | Nov 30, 2009 6:04:37 PM

I had never seen that article TJ...


Posted by: Jennifer | Nov 30, 2009 6:05:39 PM

rosario wasn't arrested because the magistrate has been slow playing this, it took two weeks for the warrant on beason and they are blowing off the one on rosario. greg definately tried. plus all he remembers is rosario kicking him in the stomach no physical marks left so it wouldn't hold up his lawyer said. beason sucker punched him and broke his nose and fractured his eye socket

Posted by: annoymous | Nov 30, 2009 6:08:26 PM

no marks from being kicked in the stomach? LOL, Rosario is a big dude, I'm sure it would have "left a mark"

Posted by: moss2k | Nov 30, 2009 6:34:54 PM

Hey, Mr. Anonymous, nice friend ya got there...beats up on women, tries to shake down NFL players for money...real clASS act, this Frye.

If I were you, I wouldn't brag about bein' best buds and all with a POS like that.

Classy, dude, REAL classy.

Posted by: rick b | Nov 30, 2009 7:19:25 PM

ummmm when did i say i was best buds with him? i just know him through acquaintances and have been following the story for the past two weeks. the assult on a female was dropped from what i understand. and im not sure about the marks and why there isn't any moss2k. and even if he is shaking beason down, beason put himself in that position. doing coke at a strip club and beating people up regardless of what their record is has no place in the NFL. He is a public figure and a roll model to kids.

Posted by: annoymous | Nov 30, 2009 7:30:12 PM

All i gotta say is Greg is def. a D-bag and walks around with a fake nfl card saying he played for the panthers, haha oh yeah... Ssss...Ssss...Ssss...Stutter much ? probably ran out of money from that trust fund.... oh well

Posted by: wakesk8 | Nov 30, 2009 7:33:46 PM

hahahha the NFL card, halarious!

Posted by: annoymous | Nov 30, 2009 7:40:04 PM

wakesk8 how do you know Panther Greg?

Posted by: annoymous | Nov 30, 2009 7:51:13 PM


Posted by: Lady T | Nov 30, 2009 9:46:06 PM

Guys, i want to clear up some rumors. First do not listen to babyboi. Beason does NOT do cocaine or any drug. I have known beason since he moved to the carolina's being my neighbor I see him almost every day. He is one of the best people i know. First off i dont know about the arrest or anything but i do know beason must have been provocted. Beason would never attack anyone off the field and if anyone. I believe that whoevers ass he kicked was because this man hit a woman. This is something Beason would do, He is one of most kind-hearted induviduals i know. Anyone who says that he deserves this is dead wrong.

Posted by: GodofWar | Nov 30, 2009 11:17:49 PM

Yeah I agree with GodofWar. Beason is a stand-up guy and there's no way he does coke give me a freaking break. who cares if he goes to a strip club no none thinks there is anything wrong with that unless they are some sort of prude. besides, anyone with a record like that scum bag shows you that hes trying to exploit the fame and money that beason has. Come on dude, you don't need to be spreading slanderous rumors on the internet why don't you and your scumbag friend move to another city charlotte doesnt need you.

Posted by: PANTHERFAN4LIFE | Dec 1, 2009 1:33:40 AM

I think if the guy was doing drugs all of the drug tests that the NFL makes these guys take would have caught it. Nice try loser!

Posted by: FireFox | Dec 1, 2009 11:18:48 AM

I think the NFL requires a requires drug test, ricky williams shouldnt even be in the NFL for his crimes but whatever. No Beason takes time out of his busy day to try and help anyone he can. He doesn't do coke and he only hit someone if he was standing up for someone else. As well dante rosario is extremely nice.
And Jennifer i know cause you are a woman you like to spread rumors but lets see you most likely don't work for cmpd or the panthers and most likely dont know anything more than whats on Yahoo news or the charlotte observer so lets stop saying beason did cocaine cause you dont hvae your facts straight

Posted by: GodofWar | Dec 1, 2009 1:13:50 PM

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