The report says White, whose full name is Sharod Lamar White, was arrested by Gwinnett County police in Georgia and booked into the Gwinnett County Jail just before 4:30 a.m. He was released about 90 minutes later on $168 bond, according to jail records.
White allegedly failed to appear in court on a traffic charge out of Dacula. The Gwinnett sheriff’s website shows an outstanding warrant for White on a charge of "non-transparent material on windows."
“We’re working to try to get something done,” White said. “They want me to be here, I want to be here, so let’s make it happen.”
White, 32, is the franchise's career leader in catches and receiving yards and ranks third with 55 touchdown catches, two behind Terance Mathis. White is coming off his worst season since 2006 as he was plagued by ankle and hamstring injuries through November. He finished strong, though, catching 43 passes over the final five games.
Ryan was sacked 44 times this season, and was pressured on a league-leading 204 dropbacks. "We’ve got to keep our quarterback clean because he’s not going to make it," White said. Ryan was able to start every game last season, but there was some concern over the number of hits he was taking. The Falcons will pick near the top of the draft, and could opt to take an offensive lineman if there's a worthy one available.
"How many more years? I think three or four,’’ White told ESPN.com. "I don’t want to be an ironman like Tony [Gonzalez]. He was blessed to go through his stint in the NFL because 17 seasons is a long time to play football, man. I was thinking if I could just get 10, I’ll be alright.’’
White turned 32 in November. Entering the final year of his contract, White is likely to receive an extension soon. White did almost nothing this season until December, as he played through multiple injuries. Over the final five games, he caught 43 passes for 502 yards and two touchdowns.
“Roddy’s made it very clear that he wants to be back here for the duration of his career and he’s obviously been a beyond-fine football player for us,” general manager Thomas Dimitroff said. “So we’re hoping that he will be able to do that.”
Slowed by injuries much of the season, White finished strong, catching 41 passes over the last five games, including two outings with 140-plus yards.
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