While cruising around with mom, Bucs’ Trueblood arrested for public intoxication

TAMPA, FL - 2009:  Jeremy Trueblood of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by NFL Photos)

Buccaneers’ offensive lineman Jeremy Trueblood obviously didn’t want to be the latest NFL player to make headlines for DUI. That’s why he got his mom to pick him and his friend up after a recent night of drunken debauchery, although unfortunately for him the decision still led to an arrest.

From Tampa Bay Online:

Trueblood was arrested late Tuesday following a traffic stop in Greenfield, a suburb of Indianapolis, after police suspected he and another passenger were drunk and disorderly, Maj. Derek Towell said.

Trueblood, an Indianapolis native, was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. Towell said his department received a call shortly after 10 p.m. from a gas station clerk complaining about two men who disrupted the business before leaving in a car driven by a third person.

“The gas station clerk called us and said two guys came into the store and were knocking stuff off the counters and almost knocked over a small lady with a child in her hand,” Towell said.

The driver of the car was Trueblood’s mother, Wanda, Towell said. The third member of the party, Benjamin McKenny, was also arrested on a public intoxication charge, Towell said.

After the car left the gas station, Towell said police responded and pulled the car over because the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. As the officer was talking to Wanda Trueblood and writing a citation, McKenny and Jeremy Trueblood became beligerent and uncooperative and were arrested, Towell said.

If I were 6’8” and 320 pounds, I’d be knocking into things too. It wouldn’t matter if I were three sheets to the wind or stone cold sober either.

While the situation is a little embarrassing, Trueblood was released from jail and no charges were filed against him. Seeing as how he doesn’t have a checkered past, it’s doubtful that the league will suspend him.

He can now go back to having his mom drive him around the state of Indiana without a care in the world. Weeeeeee!

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