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Dion Lewis arrested on felony charge

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 18: Dion Lewis #28 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up before a game against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field on December 18, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

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Adrian Peterson wasn’t the only NFL running back arrested over the weekend.

According to Bryan Fitzgerald of the Albany Times-Union, Eagles running back Dion Lewis and his older brother were arrested early Saturday after allegedly banging on the locked doors to a hotel lobby and eventually pulling a fire alarm.

Lewis is charged with a felony count of falsely reporting a fire. He also faces misdemeanor reckless endangerment charges.

Lewis was a guest at the Hampton Inn in Albany, where the doors to the lobby are locked at midnight and only a guest key can secure admission. Both men reportedly were intoxicated at the time.

Dion Lewis was released following his arraignment. His brother, 35-year-old Lamar Lewis, is being held without bail.

Before arguing that the police are overreacting by filing a felony charge, consider the context. They pulled a fire alarm at a hotel. (Allegedly.) After midnight, when plenty of the guests are, you know, asleep.

Lewis, a fifth-round pick in 2011 from Pitt, appeared in 15 games last season, rushing for 102 yards on 23 carries. With Ronnie Brown gone, Lewis is expected to be the top backup to another former Pitt Panther, LeSean McCoy.

Reached for comment by the Times-Union on Monday, Dion Lewis hung up the phone.