NY Giants Release Former Southern Oregon Kicker Aldrick Rosas after June Arrest

The New York Giants released kicker Aldrick Rosas on Sunday following an arrest from mid-June, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport.

Rosas is facing charges of reckless driving on a highway, hit-and-run property damage and driving while suspended/revoked for DUI of alcohol/drugs stemming from a June 15 hit-and-run crash in Butte County, California.

The former Southern Oregon kicker made the Pro Bowl in 2018, but struggled last year. He only made 12 of 17 field goals in 2019. Rosas just signed a new contract with the Giants this offseason.

He could still face discipline from the NFL, and the league has said this matter remains under review.

From ESPN’s Jordan Raanan:

Rosas was driving a black Chevrolet SUV on the morning of June 15 when a T-bone collision occurred. Witnesses saw Rosas driving erratically over the double yellow lines and at a speed estimated to be 100 mph when he ran a red light and hit a Ford pickup truck, according to the police report.

Rosas allegedly attempted to drive from the scene of the crash before his vehicle became disabled. He exited and fled the scene on foot without shoes.

Officers went to Rosas’ home after the scene was cleared. The 2018 Pro Bowl kicker was not there, but was later stopped walking on the side of a road with his hands, legs and bare feet covered in blood. Rosas eventually was treated for minor injuries at Enloe Medical Center and later booked into Butte County Jail.

The police report originally stated that alcohol impairment was believed to be a factor. But there was no mention of any Breathalyzer or blood test.

None of the charges that were filed earlier this month reflected alcohol being involved.

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