LOS ANGELES — Former NFL running
back Corey Dillon was arrested Wednesday for investigation of driving
under the influence in Southern California, deputies said.
Dillon, 35, driving a red, 2010
Chevrolet Camaro with paper license plates, was stopped shortly before 4
a.m. on Mulholland Drive near Malibu after two deputies noticed a car
driving slowly behind them, sheriff's Lt. Richard Erickson said.
The deputies stopped Dillon to verify
the paper plates, authorities said.
"Dillon displayed multiple symptoms of
being under the influence, and he admitted to having been drinking
earlier in the evening," Erickson said.
Dillon was later released on a
citation to appear in court in Malibu on June 21, Erickson said. A
passenger in the car was not cited.
Dillon played for the Cincinnati
Bengals from 1997 to 2003 and the New England Patriots from 2004 to
2006, earning a Super Bowl ring in his first season with the Patriots.
He rushed for more than 1,000 yards in
his first six seasons with the Bengals. But over the years, he earned a
reputation in Cincinnati for being a selfish malcontent and
He lobbied to be traded to a winning
team and responded in New England by rushing for a career-high and
team-best 1,635 yards.
He retired in 2007, saying he wanted
to leave at the top of his game.