Desmond Bryant mugshot

This is not the way to conduct one’s self less than three weeks before becoming an unrestricted free agent. The photo above  (h/t @cottovic) was taken after Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Desmond Bryant was arrested on Sunday in Miami and charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal mischief.

After allegedly going to a neighbor’s house inebriated and causing a commotion, Bryant was booked at 9:24 a.m., according to Miami-Dade County records. A police report wasn’t available.

Bryant was held on $1,000 bail.

Inebriated, huh? You don’t say…

The best part about this photo is the tongue takes attention away from the fact that he’s shirtless in this mugshot. However, his traps look pretty strong. So if Bryant or his agent are looking for a bright side to all this, there you go.

Besides the comedic value of the booking photo, this story doesn’t seem all that earth-shattering. NFL player gets wasted, creates a ruckus and gets arrested. No big deal. Except Bryant — who has 10.5 sacks in his four-year career and tied with Lamarr Houston as the Raiders’ top-rated defensive player according to Pro Football Focus in 2012 with a score of 16.5 — came to the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Harvard.

Not USC. Not “The U.” Not the Crimson Tide. Bryant played for the Harvard Crimson (and according to his Wikipedia page, received an ACADEMIC scholarship after an SAT score of 1830 and high school GPA of 4.2). Just goes to show that Ivy League guys can drink enough alcohol to make their tongues expand to twice their normal size just like anyone who went to Chico State or any other so-called party school.

Here’s the side view of Bryant, followed by another famous Raiders photo from the past year that never gets old.

Desmond Bryant mugshot side view

Rolando McClain