NFL's Raheem Brock aids kids - a day after his arrest

Posted: June 18, 2011

Raheem Brock had a rough night on South Street Thursday - allegations of skipping out on a $27 check, a resisting-arrest charge - but that didn't keep the NFL free agent from giving back to city high school students yesterday.

Brock, a Dobbins High School and Temple University grad and defensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks last season, spoke with about 300 juniors and seniors at the Legends of the Pub two-day football clinic that started last night in Nicetown.

Organizers said that the camp was focused on positivity and that Brock, 33, was there to help the teens - not to discuss his personal business.

The personal business that everyone was talking about yesterday stemmed from Brock's trip to South Street's Copabanana Thursday. The problems started when his party was asked to leave because a woman he was with reportedly brought in food from another restaurant.

Police said Brock's party left without paying its bar tab, and things went downhill from there.

"The manager and, I guess, the waitress, called police and told them where they were," police spokeswoman Tanya Little said.

Police caught up with Brock at Ishkabibble's Eatery, across the street from Copabanana.

"He wouldn't come outside and wouldn't comply with the officers," Little said. "They tried to put the handcuffs on him and he resisted."

Brock was not violent with the officers, Little said, but will face a charge of resisting arrest. She said the police who initially responded called additional officers for backup when the 6-foot-4, 274-pound athlete resisted being handcuffed.

Brock was released without bail and faces theft-of-service and resisting-arrest charges.

Brock was drafted by the Eagles in 2002, only to be released because they didn't have the money to sign him to a rookie contract. He played for the Indianapolis Colts from 2002 to 2009, before being picked up by the Seattle Seahawks last year.

He also owns a Wingstop restaurant at the Avenue North complex on Broad Street.

Brock has a court hearing on Tuesday.

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