Charger Pulls "Do You Know Who I Am" Card: Police

Legedu Naanee was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest

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    Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

    Chargers wide receiver Legedu Naanee pulled the “Do you know who I am” card when he was arrested Saturday in Indianapolis and charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest, according to a police report.

    Naanee was stopped by a police officer as he walked through a homicide scene and asked to leave, according to the report.

    Naanee then asked the officer, “Why are you being an a-----e?”

    The officer said he could smell alcohol on Naanee’s breath and tried to arrest him. Naanee reportedly tried to pull away and the officer pepper sprayed him in his face.

    “After being sprayed Mr. Naanee continued to resist by actively pulling away and tucking his hands, so we could not get control of him,” the report stated. “Mr. Naanee was then placed on the ground and continued to resist arrest by pulling his hands under his body. I continuously told Mr. Naanee to stop resisting and delivered two knee strikes to his right side.”

    Naanee was told he was under arrest for public intoxication and resisting arrest, according to the report.

    "Do you know who I am?" Naanee asked the officer. "I am an NFL player and I am going to sue your a--."

    The Chargers released this statement:

    “We’re disappointed to hear about the issue involving Legedu. We’ll monitor the situation and let the legal process run its course.”

    Naanee was recently cleared as a suspect in a Pacific Beach brawl that sent a man to the hospital.

    Naanee said from the beginning that, although he was at Bar West -- near where the confrontation took place -- along with several unnamed teammates, he had nothing to do with the fight.

    Police later verified Naanee's account, in large part, due to a statement provided by a designated driver who witnessed the fight.