4 Jaguars Players Detained After London Nightclub Incident Involving Unpaid Bill

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Barry Church, Ronnie Harrison, D.J. Hayden and Jarrod Wilson of the Jacksonville Jaguars were reportedly detained at a London nightclub early Saturday morning because of a dispute over the bill, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports.

According to Mike Sullivan of The Sun, the players ran up a £50,000 bar tab and attempted to leave London Reign Showclub without paying.

The players were confronted by security and then taken into custody by police. They were released after reportedly being in custody for nine hours.

Per Brent Martineau of CBS47, the Jaguars confirmed the incident in a statement, saying, “We are aware that four of our players were detained over restitution of a bill. The matter is being resolved and the players are with the team. Any discipline will be handled internally.”

The Jaguars are in London to face the Philadelphia Eagles at 9:30 a.m. ET on Sunday.

The Jags have played a home game in London every year since 2013, and they are looking to break a slide that has seen them lose three consecutive games.

At 3-4, the Jaguars are tied for second in the AFC South after going all the way to the AFC Championship Game last season.

On Sunday, Jacksonville will face a desperate Eagles team that is also 3-4 and has lost three of its past four outings.