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December 13, 2010 @ 8:03 am
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Hayes Arrested, Charged With Two Misdemeanors

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After recording his first sack of the season in Tampa Bay's 17-16 win at Washington, Bucs weakside LB Geno Hayes sacked himself early Monday morning after getting tasered and arrested outside of the Blue Martini at International Plaza. Hayes was charged with two misdemeanors and released on bail at 5:12 a.m.

UPDATED: 9:45 - Following Tampa Bay's 17-16 victory at Washington, Buccaneers linebacker Geno Hayes was arrested at 2:05 a.m. early Monday morning. Hayes was arrested and charged with two misdemeanors of disorderly conduct and trespassing at the Blue Martini lounge at International Plaza in Tampa, Fla. According to TBO.com, Hayes was tasered by police after he was told to leave the nightclub by management and was belligerent while being escorted to the parking lot. According to the arresting officer, Hayes was "loud, verbally abusive and made threats to myself and staff from the club."

The 23-year old Hayes was booked at 3:35 a.m. and released at 5:12 a.m. on Monday after posting $750 bail.

This marks the second time Hayes has been arrested and Tasered at a nightclub. In September 2007, Hayes was arrested at the age of 20 while at Florida State at Potbelly’s Bar in Tallahassee, Fla. and charged with three misdemeanors: assault on an officer, resisting arrest without violence and disorderly conduct. Those matters were satisfied with pretrial intervention.

Hayes, a sixth-round draft pick in 2008, is the third Buccaneer to be arrested since the start of the 2010 football season. Rookie wide receiver Mike Williams was arrested on a DUI suspicion charge on November 19 and former tight end Jerramy Stevens was arrested on drug charges on September 23.

Hayes, Tampa Bay's starting weakside linebacker for the past two years, had three tackles and a sack in the Bucs' win over the Redskins on Sunday. Should Hayes be suspended for this Sunday's home game against Detroit, the Bucs' linebacking corps might take quite a hit. Tampa Bay also lost starting strongside linebacker Quincy Black to a broken forearm in Sunday's win over Washington. If Hayes is held out of the Lions game, Adam Hayward would likely replace Hayes as a starter while rookie Dekoda Watson fills in for Black at strongside linebacker.

Pewter Report's Charlie Campbell also contributed to this report.

Last modified on Monday, 13 December 2010 10:24

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    We the fans feel so bad after a loss. Seems players like Hayes could give a crap, it's just a job to them. Lose who cares lets go to the martini bar.
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    dude we won, 17-16?
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    as Dungy said. nothing good happens after midnight....
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    Now that we know what really happened and where, this fits Hayes exactly. While playing at Florida State, he also was involved in other altercations, but they were quietly resolved. The man has a drinking problem and I hope the NFL puts him on a program. He's not a bad kid, but he doesn't know when to stop drinking and his rage comes out. While I'm on this subject; I hope Tanard Jackson is on a real drug rehab abuse program and is not just playing the game. If he comes back to the Bucs he should be tested often and without notice. I really don't want him back and I am hoping Raheem Morris doesn't become another Bobby Bowden and ignores substance abuse and anger behavior problems.
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    This is not about Geno Hayes as much as it is about Raheem. Morris has overcomed great obstacles this last couple of years(ie..3-13,media,injuries etc..)and is still a canidate for coach of the year. The question is how is he going to discipline these egos before they start to abuse his status as a coach. That's 3 arrests since September. What kind of coach are you going to be a Wade Philips(pushover) or a Bill Parcels(drill sergeant)? Maybe you can be a Raheem Morris and develop a nice balance but you must act now before they lose respect for you...
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    He needs to sit out next game. Period. This is inexcusable.
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    Somehow I knew this story would evolve/change from Capital Grille to Blue Martini. It takes quite a bit to get kicked out of Blue Martini, they have a very tolerable and gracious staff and take good care of their drunks. The story being told on 620 this morning makes it sound like Geno really went out of his way to invite a tazing after being afforded multiple opportunities to walk away.... We'll see if "another side" of the story surfaces or not....
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    I hope he's not suspended, we can't afford to lose him.
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    GENO what the hell are you doing man??? I learned to hold my liquor up in Tallahassee. Wish you had too. You're rapidly making your way off this team. You better pull it together and work on making football the number priority in your life.
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    Check my math on this one - but I'm pretty sure his arrest at age 20 wasn't in 2001. Tasered again? Come on man!
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    at least now we don't have to have a competition between watson and hayward becasue they'll both be starting! hell might as well bench rudd and have mckenzie hayward watson. whatever happens things are starting to get interesting on defense....the saints game in january will be ugly if this trend continues
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    I try to assess a players off field incidents seperately than their on field decisions. I have already stated in an earlier post that Hayes needs real competition at his position next year. As for this off the field incident, I want to hear Hayes side of the story before I pass judgement. What was said to him first? Did some Redskins fan recognize who he was and spit on him? Did some money depleted individual start some crap with him in hopes of getting a reaction out of Hayes in hope of an out of court settlement? Maybe Geno started whatever happened or maybe not. Either way, football players have become famous enough due to fantasy football that should not be out after midnight without a bodyguard who can fight their battles for them. I think the public is starting to target them. For those who he players shouldn't be out at all after midnight, I say you can't expect young, athletic, rich guys to not go out and try and pick up ladies at night. I did the same thing and I would have done it a lot more if I were richer. They just have to smarter about how and when they do it. Maybe they could even just wait until the offseason, but it would make the news either way. I do want to be clear that players have to find a way to party and pick up women without breaking the law, which is apperently what Hayes did.
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    And McKenzie gets promoted to the 53 man roster in 3, 2, 1.....
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    This was his same MO in Tallahassee. I think he is making it easier to put him on the back burner next year or even gone. Geno , what are you going to do without football? Wake up! You have nothing else, but a temper!
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    yawn...we already know geno has restraining orders and previous misdemeanor run ins...this is about par for him..unfortunately with his recent play he should of been arrested for fraudulantly impersonating an nfl linebacker.. ;-)
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    How in the name of Zeus can you get out of hand at the Capital Grille? Blue Martini maybe.... Jeez!
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