It looks like St. Patrick’s Day can get the best of all of us.

According to a report from the Orlando Sentinel, UCF football wide receiver J.J. Worton was arrested on St. Patty’s Day outside of Knight Library’s block party for an altercation with a police officer.



The sophomore was arrested and charged with felony resisting arrest with violence and felony battery on an officer.

According to the report, Worton resisted arrest when a sheriff’s deputy put his arm on him, and then swung at the officer in an attempt to punch him.

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Worton, who led the team in receiving with 531 yards and four touchdown catches, ran through the Library parking lot and hid under a parked vehicle. Cops put him in handcuffs, before Worton further resisted arrest, and one of the cops reported “punched me in the face with a closed fist.”

Deputies eventually were forced to subdue the 20-year-old with pepper spray before booking him at Orange County Jail early Sunday morning.

This would be a big loss for the UCF football team as Worton is a rising star for the Knights, who is expected to have a lot of production this season after an excellent freshman campaign.

UCF head coach George O’Leary is still waiting to recieving all the facts.

“When I collect all of the facts and know exactly what took place, we will deal with this situation in an appropriate manner,” O’Leary said in a statement released by the school’s athletic association to the Sentinel.

View the police report here:JJ Warton Arrest Affidavit