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Bucs tackle Jeremy Trueblood reportedly arrested

UPDATE, 9:16 a.m.: A Indianapolis-area television station has some additional details on the incident involving Jeremy Trueblood.

WXIN reported the following, which is also posted on its website:

Trueblood was a passenger in a car when the driver stopped at a gas station for directions. That's where someone called 9-1-1.

According to police just before 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening police were dispatched to Gas America store at 815 E. Main Street in Greenfield for a possible intoxicated driver. A caller told police that the vehicle had just left the store and was eastbound on Main Street. The caller reported that male subjects in the store could barely stand up because they were intoxicated. 

En route to the store police observed a vehicle matching the description of the possible intoxicated driver. The officer followed the vehicle and observed that the driver and the passenger failed to have their seatbelts on and then initiated a traffic stop.

While the officer was speaking to the driver, back seat passenger Benjamin McKenny identified himself as a Hamilton County Corrections Officer and said “everything is alright.” The officer smelled an odor of alcohol and asked for identification from all of the passengers. 

The officer continued to ask for identification when the passengers, including Trueblood, became uncooperative, belligerent and verbally abusive to the officers. Trueblood, 27, and McKenny, 26, failed to cooperate and comply with the officers.

McKenny and Trueblood were both arrested for public intoxication and the driver, Wanda Trueblood, was cited for not having a seatbelt on.

POSTED 8:57 a.m.: Bucs starting right tackle Jeremy Trueblood was reportedly arrested Tuesday night for public intoxication, according to reports out of his native Indiana.

Details are scarce, but here's what the Times' Danny Valentine filed a while ago...

Jeremy Trueblood, starting right tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was arrested Tuesday night in Greenfield, Ind., on a public intoxication charge, police said.

Trueblood, 27, was arrested at 9 p.m. The circumstances of the arrest were not immediately available.

Trueblood, who joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2006, signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract in May. His hometown is listed as Indianapolis, Ind., according to his NFL profile.

Trueblood started 61 consecutive regular season games at right tackle, dating back to the 2006 season, the longest streak among current Buccaneer offensive linemen, according to his NFL profile. He also has drawn the ire of coaches and teammates for not restraining his emotions and committing costly personal foul penalties.

[Last modified: Monday, July 19, 2010 2:42pm]


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