ALBANY, N.Y. — Six people were arrested Thursday on charges they were among hundreds of young partygoers who trashed a former NFL player’s vacation home, and police said more arrests were expected.
The arrests came after former New England Patriots and Los Angeles Raiders offensive lineman Brian Holloway said he signed papers authorizing the Rensselaer County sheriff to bring charges in the Labor Day weekend party, which was attended by up to 400 teenagers.
Holloway said that among those charged was a young man he had taken into his family for a time as a homeless teen, who’s accused of organizing and promoting the party. He said investigators have told him the number of people charged could end up in the hundreds as they work through the sheer volume of participants.
“Everyone that broke the law, I’m pressing charges against,” Holloway said. “The parents had a chance and students had a chance to come forward, and only four did.”
Holloway gained national attention by reposting party pictures the teens had put on social media websites. He said he posted them on a website in an effort to get the teens to come forward, take responsibility for their actions and change their behavior.
Instead, he said, some parents were angry about his website and there was even a threatened lawsuit.
The partiers caused at least $20,000 in damage to his rural vacation home near the Massachusetts border in Stephentown, including broken windows and holes in the wall, he said.
Defensive coordinator says Cards will adjust
Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles is expressing confidence in his new influx of players and promises his scheme will be adjusted accordingly this weekend against Tampa Bay.
The Cardinals lost starting linebackers Lorenzo Alexander, Sam Acho and top backup Alex Okafor to season-ending injuries in last Sunday’s loss at New Orleans.
Replacing them in the lineup will be Matt Shaughnessy as strong-side linebacker and John Abraham on the weak side. Bowles said the Cardinals will be in their base 3-4 defense but will also use more 4-3 looks.
• Chargers inside linebackers Donald Butler and Manti Te’o both practiced Thursday and appear to be on track to start against the Cowboys this weekend.
Butler missed last Sunday’s loss to the Titans with a groin injury and Te’o, the team’s second-round pick, hasn’t played since injuring his right foot in the preseason opener Aug. 8.
The Chargers — ranked 31st in overall defense — could use the help with Dez Bryant and the Cowboys offense coming to town.
• Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday, three days after being knocked out with a concussion, and his status for Sunday’s game remains in question.
Pryor passed a concussion test Wednesday that allowed him to return to practice but he still must be cleared for contact before the Raiders (1-2) decide whether to play him Sunday against Washington (0-3).
• The NFL struck a deal to show game highlights and other video content on Twitter ahead of the short messaging service’s initial public offering of stock.