Evans' troubles continue
BY JEFF DARLINGTON
Dolphins defensive tackle Fred Evans will have more than a little explaining to do if he ever has the opportunity to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about his off-field behavior.
Evans, who was arrested on multiple charges Sunday morning including battery on a police officer, already is on probation in Texas from an arrest in February. Evans later pleaded no contest to the charge of misdemeanor marijuana possession.
Carolyn Olson, the prosecuting attorney on that case, potentially could factor Evans' more recent arrest in Florida when deciding whether a probation violation has occurred.
''The probation department will verify whatever information they receive,'' said Olson, who works in Colorado County, where the arrest occurred. ``They will send a violation report to me if they feel like it's substantiated.
``Then, I'll review it and make a decision on whether to file the motion to potentially revoke probation.''
Regardless of what happens legally, Evans -- entering his second season -- is now more likely to suffer major punishment from the league, because it is his second arrest in a year.
Coach Cam Cameron said Sunday's arrest will be treated ''seriously,'' which likely is a reaction to the fact that it wasn't the first incident the team has taken issue with.
TAYLOR A FINALIST
Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor is in the running for ESPN's honor as Best NFL Player of 2006.
Taylor, the league's reigning Defensive Player of the Year, was nominated for the award along with five other players.
Fans can vote until July 7 at ESPN.com.
Although specifics have not been determined, the Dolphins have extended general manager Randy Mueller's contract beyond June 2008, when it was scheduled to expire.