Which might explain how far he pushed himself before and during his team’s divisional-round victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday, now that the 22-year-old can enjoy his team’s playoff run and legally drink.
He apparently did too much of both. Oh, and he also didn’t have a ticket.
Hendricks was kicked out of the stadium, and soon after directed his intoxicated attention to a mounted officer and his police horse.
From Philadelphia magazine:
Police say that Hendricks was intoxicated when he was ejected from the Eagles game and that he attacked a police horse on his way out of the Linc.
According to a police spokesperson, Hendricks allegedly walked up to a mounted officer and began punching the horse in the face, neck and shoulders. He also hit the cop in the legs, say police. Fortunately, the cop and the horse were not injured.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) weighed in on the issue, indicating that Hendricks should be banned from Eagles games and having animals.
“PETA is asking the prosecutor to charge the suspect with cruelty to animals, and if he’s convicted, we hope sentencing will include a psychiatric evaluation and a ban on owning or harboring any animals, from horses to dogs and cats,” spokesperson Stephanie Bell told TMZ.
“Anyone who would violently attack an animal likely has rage issues and could be a danger to the community at large.”
Hendricks was arraigned early on Sunday morning and released on $5,000 bail. He was charged with aggravated assault, taunting police animals, simple assault, and trespassing.
Thankfully the horse in question isn’t diabetic, and it doesn’t appear Hendricks gave him any candy or Funyuns.