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Packers' Carroll arrested in dispute with police

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Feb. 18, 2006) -- Green Bay Packers cornerback Ahmad Carroll was arrested after allegedly arguing with a police officer in a Fayetteville bar.

Carroll, 22, was charged with third-degree assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct and refusal to submit to arrest, Washington County sheriff's Sgt. Donna Smith said. He was released from the sheriff's custody on $1,550 bond.

Each of the misdemeanors is punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Carroll, who played at Arkansas, is scheduled to appear in Fayetteville District Court on March 10.

Packers spokesman Jeff Blumb had no comment.

Police were sent to question Carroll and former Arkansas teammate Dedrick Poole after a bouncer at a bar said he had gotten into an argument with the two men.

After an officer found them at another bar, he asked the two for a statement. Carroll yelled that he knew his rights and was leaving, police said. When Carroll began to leave, Officer Hunter Carnahan put his hand up to stop him. Police said Carroll slapped the officer's hand.

Carnahan told Carroll to put his hands behind his back, but Carroll refused, police said. The officer then pulled out an electric stun device and told Carroll he would use it if Carroll didn't put his hands behind his back.

Carroll started all but one game for the Packers last season, with 40 tackles and two interceptions.

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