Bills defensive tackle Oliver facing DWI, weapons charges
- Ed Oliver was jailed in Houston on Saturday and the Buffalo Bills are gathering more information about the situation.
Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Ed Oliver was charged with driving while intoxicated and unlawfully carrying a weapon on Saturday in Houston.
Police found and pulled over Oliver's vehicle after another driver called 911 to say Oliver was failing to maintain a lane and driving dangerously in a construction zone.
A Montgomery County Sheriff's deputy said Oliver had an open beer between his legs and was given a field sobriety test.
Oliver was then transported to a hospital for a mandatory blood draw before being jailed. Police said a search of the vehicle discovered a pistol.
Buffalo selected Oliver with the ninth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft out of the University of Houston. He was named to the Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team after posting 43 tackles and five sacks while appearing in all 16 regular-season games.
"We are aware of the situation and we are gathering more information," the Bills said in a statement. "We will have no further comment at this point."