Bucs' Trueblood won't face charges after spending night in jail

GREENFIELD, Ind. -- A prosecutor says Tampa Bay tackle Jeremy Trueblood won't face charges after spending a night in jail following a disturbance at a central Indiana convenience store.

Trueblood, 27, and another man were taken into custody for suspicion of being drunk and disorderly and for public intoxication after the car in which they were riding was pulled over following a disturbance at a local convenience store, Greenwood police Maj. Derek Towle told The Tampa Tribune.

"They were locked up for failing to cooperate and for public intoxication," Towle said.

Trueblood's agent, Tom Condon, told the Tribune that his client "didn't get arrested. He didn't get a ticket, and he wasn't given a summons. They took him and another guy and held them for 13 hours, I guess because they thought they smelled alcohol."

Towle said the incident began when a gas station clerk called his department shortly after 10 p.m. saying that two men had been rowdy in the store before leaving in a car driven by a third person. Towle told the Tribune that Trueblood's mother, Wanda, was the driver.

"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," Towle told The Tribune. "The clerk said the driver didn't come in and that he or she may be intoxicated, so we had an officer follow the car."

Hancock County prosecutor Dean Dobbins said Wednesday morning that Trueblood, an Indianapolis native, had called his mother for a ride after he and two friends drank too much while golfing. According to the Indianapolis Star, Dobbins said he declined to press charges because the men did the right thing by using a designated driver.

Trueblood has started 61 consecutive games for Tampa Bay since being taken in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. In May, Trueblood signed a one-year tender as a restricted free agent worth $1.759 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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