Former UCF standout wide receiver Jimmy “J.J.” Worton was arrested early Saturday morning after being involved in an altercation at a bar in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

According to a report by CBS Boston, Foxboro Police charged the rookie with two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person aged 14 or over and one count of assault and battery.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Wrentham District Court.

Police said that they responded to a report of an assault outside of an Irish pub around 1 a.m. Witnesses at the pub said that they saw a man involved in an altercation with two women, which ended when the man assaulted another man. The alleged assailant then fled the premises with another male in a gray sedan.

When police located the car and pulled it over, Worton was sitting in the back seat. He admitted to punching the man.

The former Knight signed with the Patriots Jan. 11 and was working out with New England’s practice squad to prepare for their playoff run, which ended when the Denver Broncos beat the Patriots 20-18 Sunday afternoon.

In 2012, while still a UCF student, Worton was arrested during a St. Patrick’s Day block party after he was alleged to have thrown a punch at a police officer.

Worton, a UCF fan favorite, was known best for his one-handed catch during the 2013 season.


Matthew Saunders is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future.