According to Kyle Fredrickson of NewOK.com, Pettigrew was reportedly seen pushing and arguing with two men in a parking lot. Pettigrew was “verbally defiant” to several commands to leave the area and was later booked and released from Oklahoma County Jail the same day.
Pettigrew, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Lions back in 2009. He was in the third year of his four-year, $16 million contract that included $8 million guaranteed and set to make a base salary of $3.65 million for the 2016 season when he and the Lions agreed to a slightly reworked contract.
Pettigrew was set to make a non-guaranteed base salary of $3.65 million for 2016. However, the two parties agreed to add a $2.2 million salary split while on the PUP list and had $1.2 million of his contract fully guaranteed.
The Lions placed Pettigrew on the PUP list coming out of the preseason, as he was still working his way back from a torn ACL he suffered last year. Detroit elected to waive him from the non-football injury list back in December and he never caught on with another team last season.
In 2015, Pettigrew totaled seven receptions for 67 yards receiving and a single touchdown over the course of eight games.