Buffalo Bills safety Ko Simpson was arrested early Thursday in his hometown of Rock Hill, S.C., and charged with hindering a police investigation.
Simpson was in a car that was speeding through the parking lot of the bar around 2 a.m. New Year's Day. The driver and another passenger in the car were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after they yelled and cursed at police, according to the report.
Police said, Simpson then began yelling at the officers and refused to leave the area, repeatedly saying, I'm Ko Simpson with the Buffalo Bills. I am worth millions!
The officers arrested Simpson because they feared his screaming might cause the large crowd that gathered to turn against them, police said.
The 25-year-old Simpson was charged with hindering police and released on a $470 bond, according to Rock Hill jail officials.
Simpson was the Southeastern Conference freshman of the year in 2004 at South Carolina. He played in all 16 games for Buffalo this season and left the Gamecocks after two seasons, and was selected in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL draft.