UPDATED: NFL players, former Clemson athletes, linked to arrest of ex-Destiny’s Child member
07/21/2014 3:02 PM
07/22/2014 10:00 PM
A former Destiny’s Child member was in an Horry County jail Sunday morning after an incident with two NFL players, according to online records.
Farrah Franklin, who was a member of R&B singing group Destiny’s Child for five months in 2000, was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center around 5 a.m. Sunday. Franklin, 33, of Sherman Oaks, Calif., is charged with disorderly conduct.
According to an Horry County police report, former Clemson University football player Daquan Bowers – who now plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – flew Franklin to town to hang out with him and they stayed with fellow former Clemson player Ricky Sapp, who lives near Myrtle Beach. Sapp now plays for the Houston Texans.
The three went out Saturday night and were drinking, police said. Once they returned to the home, Bowers told police Franklin was acting strange and that he thought she was using drugs. He told police she was yelling, slamming doors and refused to stop when asked.
When the men told Franklin they were calling the police around 2:30 a.m., they said she fled the residence. Sapp told police he did not want Franklin to come back.
Police searched the area and said they found her laying in a yard down the street. She told police she had been drinking but said she had not used any drugs.
Franklin told police she “did not have anywhere else to go and and was planning on sleeping in the woods.” Officers placed her under arrest.
She was released Sunday afternoon on bond. Franklin also was arrested for disorderly conduct in Los Angeles in 2011.
Franklin joined the singing group, along with Michelle Williams, in 2000 to replace two original members of Destiny’s Child. After she left, the group served to launch the solo careers of Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
Join the Discussion
The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.