Giants Kicker Aldrick Rosas Arrested For Hit-And-Run
Driving 100mph? Check. Driving with a suspended license? Check. Running a red light? Check. Hitting a car as you blast through the intersection? Check. Fleeing the scene on foot? Check. Alleged involvement of alcohol at 8:30 on a Tuesday morning? Check.
Aldrick Rosas, kicker for the New York Giants, was arrested and jailed in California yesterday.
According to ESPN, Rosas was seen driving erratically, swerving over the double yellow lines at speeds estimated around 100 miles per hour. He ran a red light and t-boned a pickup truck with his SUV. Witnesses say he tried to drive away before his car gave up, at which point he ditched his car and fled the scene on foot. California Highway Patrol caught him walking on the side of a road with his "hands, legs, and bare feet covered in blood."
According to the NY Post, while Aldrick suffered various injuries, the driver of the other car was unhurt.
The Giants released the obligatory brief statement, saying "We are aware of the situation and have been in contact with Aldrick. We have no further comment at this time."
Rosas has been up-and-down in his brief career with the Giants. He was 18-for-25 in his rookie year, then became a great kicker in 2018, making the Pro Bowl after going 32-for-33 in Field Goal Attempts. He had a down year last year, going just 12-for-17.
Rosas is the only kicker on the Giants' roster, and it will be interesting to see if the team immediately cuts ties with him, or if they give him the chance to go to rehab to clean up and return to the team.