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Source: Texans release TE Griffin after April arrest

The Houston Texans have released veteran tight end Ryan Griffin, a source tells ESPN's Field Yates.

Griffin is facing charges of vandalism and public intoxication for allegedly drunkenly punching out a front window of a hotel last month in Nashville, Tennessee.

Police say hotel security followed Griffin after the window was broken, and when officers responded to the call, Griffin's left hand and fingers were bleeding and he appeared intoxicated and unsteady on his feet.

Police say Griffin was physically arrested for his own safety, rather than given misdemeanor citations.

A friend of Griffin's said he had been overserved, according to multiple reports.