Tampa Bay Buccaneers right tackle Jeremy Trueblood was arrested for public intoxication on Tuesday night according to media reports from Indiana. Trueblood was in Greenfield, Indiana, and allegedly was a passenger in a car that stopped to get directions at a gas station. Someone at the scene called 911 and Trueblood was arrested. Trueblood was released Wednesday morning and no charges were filed against him.
According to police, a caller phoned in that Trueblood and a male companion were unable to stand in the store and seemed intoxicated. After being pulled over by the police, Trueblood and others in the car were asked for idenification. Trueblood, along with the rest of the passengers, failed to comply with the officer's request and was reported to be belligerent and verbally abusive to the officers. The driver, Wanda Trueblood, was cited for not wearing a seatbelt. Trueblood is from Indianapolis, Indiana.
Trueblood, 27, has been Tampa Bay's starter at right tackle since entering the lineup as a rookie. The 6-foot-8, 320-pound Trueblood replaced right tackle Kenyatta Walker after three games during his rookie 2006 season and has not missed a start since then. His streak of consecutive games started is at 61.
The 6-foot-8, 320-pound Trueblood was the 59th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. The second-rounder out of Boston College was unable to hit unrestricted free agency because of the dissolution of the collective bargaining agreement. Trueblood had four years of experience, and players needed six years of experience in order to be unrestricted free agents.
After completing his rookie contract after the 2009 season, the Buccaneers tendered Trueblood at an original-draft position tender that would have caused another team to compensate Tampa Bay with a second-round pick if they signed Trueblood away this offseason. Trueblood signed his one-year tender contract offered by the Buccaneers, and will make $1.759 million in 2010.