Rams’ Starting Cornerback Derion Kendrick Arrested on Concealed Weapon Charge


Summary: Derion Kendrick, the starting cornerback for the Los Angeles Rams, was arrested on Monday morning on a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon. Kendrick was arrested after a traffic stop in Hollywood, several hours after the Rams’ victory over Arizona.

Los Angeles Rams starting cornerback Derion Kendrick was arrested early Monday morning on a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon. The arrest came after a traffic stop in Hollywood, hours after the Rams’ 26-9 victory over Arizona at SoFi Stadium. Kendrick, who played 68 snaps in the game and had two tackles, was found to be in possession of a gun and marijuana in his car, as reported by TMZ. Rams coach Sean McVay confirmed that both the team and the NFL were aware of Kendrick’s arrest.

Derion Kendrick, a second-year pro from Georgia, has started every game for the Rams this season, solidifying his role on defense. The 23-year-old Kendrick, who started his college career at Clemson and won national championships with both the Tigers and the Bulldogs, has become an important member of the Rams’ secondary. However, if Kendrick is absent from the team for an extended period of time, rookie Tre Tomlinson or veteran Duke Shelley are likely to step in as his replacements, according to McVay.

As of mid-afternoon, Kendrick remained in custody and there was no record of his release. McVay declined to comment on Kendrick’s current status, stating that more information needs to be gathered before any further decisions can be made.

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