NFL teams forced to rely on their players to stay out of trouble during the offseason generally pin their hopes on good citizens. Most pull through the dark months unscathed, but not all do. The Green Bay Packers are dealing with the arrest of one of their players during the late hours of Saturday night this week: cornerback Makinton Dorleant.

Late night arrest

According to KWWL, an affiliate of NBC, Dorleant and Chicago Bears cornerback Deiondre' Hall were arrested on Saturday night in Cedar Falls, Iowa, by the Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office. The incident supposedly took place at a local bar, with Hall serving as the primary aggressor.

Hall was cited for disorderly conduct, public intoxication and interference, while the Green Bay Packers corner was just cited for interference. Hall even got the taser treatment.

A bouncer stated that he was assaulted at the bar - the police report would suggest that Hall was the one who allegedly committed this assault. Even if Dorleant wasn't the primary aggressor, however, he still put himself in a situation that could lead to real repercussions, both from the legal system and from the Packers. The corner may have even approached an officer in a threatening matter. Maybe it would be best if the former college teammates in Northern Iowa stopped hanging out for a while.

Blowing a chance

So far, it's unclear what the Packers' response to the arrest will be.

They have stated that they are aware of Dorleant's arrest, but have not issued any formal response or brought up any sort of discipline yet.

Dorleant wasn't a major factor in Green Bay during his rookie season. He played in four games as an undrafted signing before suffering a season-ending knee injury.

He recorded just one tackle over the course of those four games. It's possible that he was going to receive a greater look this season, especially following the departure of Micah Hyde. Following Saturday's events, however, it is possible that he has already blown any opportunity coming his way.

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