Geno Hayes Arrested, Released

December 13th, 2010

UPDATE: The Tampa Tribune is reporting Hayes was, in fact, at the Blue Martini, also at International Plaza. Still, Joe prefers IHOP.

Joe liked the old days under Chucky when multiple Bucs were hanging out at a low-rent Tampa IHOP in the wee hours and getting into verbal and physical scuffles with patrons.

That was a blue collar football place, where guys making six and seven figures could sit around and slam pancakes and bacon, and presumbly gawk at strippers hungry for sausage and eggs after a physical shift.

Unfortunately, Geno Hayes was arrested last night at The Capital Grille at International Plaza, a swanky joint where bottles of wine are revered and its website describes it as a place that Winston Churchill and Theodore Roosevelt would be proud to enjoy —  “the grandeur of Tampa’s golden age is alive and well.”


Per the Hillsborough County Jail report, Hayes was arrested there shortly after 2 a.m. today. The were misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct. Hayes bailed out of jail a few hours later without having to sit in a cell.

Joe sincerely hopes Hayes, 23, was not asked to leave but loudly demanded to keep searching the bar for a lost cognac snifter instead.

Jeff Faine talked about the daily struggle to keep the young Bucs in line off the field. That sure seems to be true.

25 Responses to “Geno Hayes Arrested, Released”

  1. JDouble Says:

    Just what we need Geno. Dumazz.

  2. mikeck Says:


  3. Gary Says:

    Come on man! Now this is starting to worry me, Rah needs to do something about this or the haters will be right in placing some of the blame on him.

  4. Brian Says:

    Does “released” mean released from jail or from the team?

  5. JDouble Says:

    Gary, what should Rah do? These are grown men with their own lives outside of the locker room. Is Rah suppose to baby sit all 53 men to make sure they don’t make bad decisions in their day to day lives?

  6. JDouble Says:

    I’m sure he’ll be suspended next game though. No Hayes or Black. Why am I not worried? lol I think we’ll be just as good or better with Watson and Hayward starting. There is also McKenzie on the practice squad that will probably be getting promoted to the 53 any minute now.

  7. Buc You Says:

    Rah is a moron. He lets his animals run wild with zero discipline.

    I am convinced that it is a flawed mindset that he brings. Just like the mindset Keyshawn Johnson demonstrated yesterday pregame regarding the Albert Haynesworthless discussion on ESPN. During this segment Keyshawn sat there and defended Haynesworth vehemently, turning to Mike Ditka and arguing with him about how it was Shanahans fault that he didn’t understand Haynesworth.

    That’s the same type of mindset Raheem brings… he’s lets these animals rationalize any behavior as someone else’s fault. Can’t wait to hear how the Tampa PD was targeting Geno.

    I said it before and will say it again, it makes it impossible to even get behind a team run out of One Buc Rec Center.

  8. Gary Says:

    Good point JDub but he has to do something! Ultimately it falls on his shoulders (along with the few vets we have).

    He should definetly send a message on this one that enough is enough. Suspension for 1 game and a big fine.

  9. Thomas 2.1 Says:

    Ho hum, Yawn. More of the same. I wonder if Rah administered his always by his side urine test that only tests negative, the same one that was given to Williams.

    Rumor has it that the pee test utilized by the bucs is like a two headed coin so you cant lose.
    At least we can comforted that they were coached into playing such a great game yesterday. not.

    I loved the buc coaching decisions that led up to the dropped interceptions, missed filed goals and botched PATs.

    Did anyone else notice how much the run defense improved after McCoy got hurt?

  10. Gary Says:

    Buc You, F U! “Animals” … really? I’m angry at this also, but unlike your punk a$$, I enjoy my life and can see how a young man with alot of money can get in some trouble.

    I’m sure you were a little choir boy all your life.

    Better watch out, your racism is showing!

  11. McBuc Says:

    You see these type things all across the league. It does not matter who the coach is.

  12. Cannon Says:

    Trespassing and disorderly conduct at the The Capital Grille?

    Does this sound bizarre to anyone else?

  13. sunrisejeff Says:

    I’ll wait to hear all the details before I pass judgement personally.

  14. Ibleedpewter Says:

    According to PFT reports, he was tazered with a stun gun when trying to get back into the Grille after being removed once before.

  15. Ash Says:

    Youngest team in the NFL. PERIOD. Even if we had some retread head coach like the hates want we still have the youngest team in the NFL. Didnt most us make poorer choices in our early 20’s vs late 20’s/30’s?

  16. Posey99 Says:

    I like raheem, nice guy, seems like a good motivator, BUT i question his role as a defensive cordinator, and a mentor to these young guys. Olson is calling the offense and that is what has got us where we are at. raheem needs to get control of his team this is getting rediculus not coty in my opinion.

  17. Amar Says:

    This is what happens when you’re the youngest team in the NFL. With no veteran leadership there isn’t proper guidance and nobody to really look up to.

  18. McBuc Says:

    Posey…The D is ranked better than the O. A bunch of rookies and backups playing on both sides of the ball. The defense just needs to play the first half like they play the second half. A coach cannot control what players do outside of the building, even the mighty coach Gruden had players that got in trouble. I hardly think you can even count Williams, he got pulled over for a traffic violation, passed the field test, passed the breathalyzer, and took an independent drug test. Ternard has had issues since college, and Talib’s issue was last year. They cut Stevens right after his trouble. These are adults that need to take responsibility for their actions. Look around the league, it is not like the Bucs have a bunch of criminals getting arrested every week.

  19. Kevin Says:

    At first I was all self righteous and upset with Hayes. Then I started thinking about all the times Ive seen this same scenario with other public figures that I like, just like the way I like Hayes. Country singers Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney got arrested for same thing for getting on a cops horse. I even like the image of my outlaws Hank Williams Jr., Waylon Jennings and Kidd Rock. So why am I holding Hayes to such a higher level? I shouldnt. He had to much to drink and was being stupid. Make him watch the first quarter and lets move on. If he repeats this behavior then Rah needs to put the hammer down.

  20. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    @Buc You,

    To call the players on this team “animals” is incredibly low class on your part. You should really be ashamed of yourself. I’m not sure if you don’t know or don’t care, but that comment has an incredibly racist undertone. Regardless of the situation, you have no right to call someone an animal, especially someone you don’t know (or not even knowing the full details of the situation).

  21. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    Where did you hear this rumor? Give a source. Or is it another one of your made up BS stories against the Bucs? Yeah, they give a false test, sure. You have a right to an opinion, but it’s not an opinion when you just make up lies. That’s slander, and shows how pathetic you really are. So if they rigged the test, what’s going to happen when the real test comes back? Did they rig that too? Your opinions lose all credibility now that you have told 2 lies in one week’s time. Shame on you.

  22. Posey99 Says:

    Mcbuc, raheem is suppose to guide these guys off the field. It is actually more important for raheem to do that than to guide them on the field. these guys are role models for many people and its the Organzations job to guide these young men and teach them how to serve their community. Yes, Geno is responsible for his own actions but apparently this loose atmosphere that reheem has isnt helping. start suspending, fines and cutting these guys. No parent is going to buy a ticket and bring their child to a game with a bunch of guys who are not good role models for their kids, period.

  23. Thomas 2.1 Says:

    Hawaiian: you just arent capable of understanding when my tongue is planted firmly in cheek. Most of the sheep get my jokes, granted some arent funny, but some are.

    This one I rate a 4 or 5 out of 10. I sure find it odd that the team administered its own urine test without disclosing brand, what was tested for or any other specifics.

    Listen, I do not hate Rah. I just think that he didnt deserve the job. I also think that its great that the team has won 8 games, but I am not convinced that the records is anything more than a facade. Games like yesterday further support my belief that this is not legit, substantial improvement.

    Much is bring made about the back-ups doing a similar job as the starters and that that somehow proves great coaching. I disagree, I think it proves how little difference there is between our marginal starters and their backups.

    Grimm was playing well but he sure wasnt John Lynch. I personally think that GMC has been terrible except for 2 games. The o-line was horrible last year, so those injuries may have resulted in improvements.

    The Talib loss may hurt, but not the run defense where the team is most awful.

  24. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    My bad for not understanding your sarcasm. I’m so used to your blind hatred toward anything Raheem-related that I didn’t even think of that being a possibility. My apologies.

    I don’t know about there not being much of a dropoff. There was a huge dropoff for the new guard, no doubt about that. He got worked all day long. To quote Terrell Owens, “The film don’t lie”. Corey Lynch is nowhere near as good at run support as Cody Grimm. To say McCoy has been terrible in all but two games is completely false. A DT is often overlooked because we all follow the ball, but he has been very disruptive from the St. Louis game on. Most DT’s don’t get a lot of sacks, or even tackles, but they funnel the plays to the other players. I highly suggest you read Steve White’s blog if you want an expert opinion. I think the injuries are really starting to catch up to us. I’ll be the first to admit we played awful yesterday. I think a huge part of that had to do with all the injuries.

    Another fact you continue to ignore is how young this team is. You can’t find another team that relies on youth the way we do. It just doesn’t happen in the NFL. Typically, players just don’t jump to the NFL and contribute the way ours are being forced to. Granted, we made that bed ourselves, but that is still a pretty amazing thing. They are going to develop across the board, and those “marginal” starters will not be marginal for long. It usually takes at least 3 years for players in the NFL to “get it”. Think about it, we are starting 2 Rookie undrafted offensive lineman!!! Nobody is saying we are world beaters, but for you to not give credit where credit is due is just sour grapes. Teams don’t develop into champions in a year or two, and neither do players. Just enjoy the ride, because we are on the way.

  25. Hunter Says:

    Last Buc to be arrested: Mike WILL, next game, shutout 49ers 20-0….!!!!