Jeremy Trueblood Pinched Last Night

July 7th, 2010

Updated 8:40 a.m. – It seems Jeremy Trueblood got a bit tipsy in Indiana Tuesday, per WXIN-TV in Indianapolis.

Trueblood was a passenger in a car that was parked at a gas station and someone called 911 on them. Next thing you know, Trueblood is sitting in a cage.

According to WXIN-TV, the FOX affiliate in Indianapolis, Trueblood was a passenger in a car that stopped at a gas station for directions. Someone reportedly called 911 at that time but WXIN did not have any further information as to what happened.

Police tell WXIN that Trueblood has been cooperative and should be released on bond Wednesday morning. …

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.

If it’s just for being hammered, this is beyond trivial. But if Trueblood didn’t cooperate with officers, then that’s a different bag. 

Bucs and Trueblood fans can rest easy knowing that Trueblood won’t miss any game time for this run in.  Helmet-wielding Aqib Talib’s recent run-in with a cab driver was far worse, and the Bucs have all but turned their nose at that.

12 Responses to “Jeremy Trueblood Pinched Last Night”

  1. T in Orlando Says:

    If Trueblood was in a passanger in a car, never getting out of the car, why would someone call that in? I’ve seen plenty of drunken @$$holes shout ridiculous things from the cars they were riding in, and just ignored it as “drunken @$$holes”.

    If he got out of the car, that could very well be a different story, but I have yet to read a report that says he left the vehicle. Someone must have a stick shoved way up their back end to call that in.

  2. Joe Says:

    T in Orlando:

    Just a guess, in some places in Indiana, alcohol is thought to be Satan’s tea. Driver asks for directions, some minimum wage clerk, just back from a prayer service, thought he sounded or looked drunk and called the cops. In Indiana, some cops are also anti-alcohol so they smell alcohol on Trueblood’s breath and determine he’s drunk and lock him up.

  3. Mauha Deeb Says:

    According to Indiana state law it is not illegal to be drunk in public, though every county reserves the right to make public drunkeness illegal. If he gets a BS court date for simply being drunk, I will have to add Indiana, along with Cali and Mass, as states I shall never step foot in.

  4. Capt.Tim Says:

    Why would Trueblood, or anyone else for that matter, go to Indiana?? I thought you had to be sentenced there, sorta like Cleveland!

  5. oar Says:

    Capt Tim, Not his fault that it’s his hometown.

  6. Gary Says:

    And he actually gave us hope he would mature this year.

  7. Gary Says:

    and BTW, we dont know what happened, it could have just as easily went the other way with the hometown hero just getting a lecture. But a cop with a bad mood is just as likely.

  8. Guest Says:

    The only value to this story is it reminds me it’s almost time to start planning my fantasy football season.

  9. McBuc Says:

    @Mauha Deeb…Too bad you hate CA and MA, they both have some really fun places to visit. Boston, San Fran, San Diego, etc. I have also been to IN, and their cities are not too bad either. I jusdt have to be close to the ocean to keep sane.

  10. eric Says:

    Maybe his mom can play left tackle.

  11. BigMacAttack Says:

    Hopefully it was all caught on the cop’s in-car video camera. Next epeisode of World’s Dumbest – Smoking Gun. Wait until Gary Busey gets a hold of this one. I can understand the cop wanting to get Trueblood restrained, especially drunk, because at 6′-8″, he is one big bad mama’s boy. He could have used Ron White in this situation. He also could have been drinking some of Jamarcus Russell’s cough syrup.

  12. Capt.Tim Says:

    After this, think I’d move