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Trueblood’s Stay In the Clink, Much About Nothing

by Staff Report on July 7, 2010

Sure, we read the reports that Bucs starting right tackle Jeremy Trueblood was held in the Hancock County Jail after police in Greenfield, Ind. said he and another man riding in a car driven by Trueblood’s mother allegedly became “belligerent” and “uncooperative” during a traffic stop, Tuesday evening.

Trueblood, 27, was held for 13-hours on suspicion of public intoxication, in accordance with a 13-hour rule that allows Hancock County to hold people for suspicion of public intoxication, without charging them. But was later released without a ticket or summons to appear before a judge.

Tom Condon, Trueblood’s agent told Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune that his client “did not get arrested.”  Trueblood who later said in a text message sent to The Tribune that “Oddly enough, I never stepped in a gas station or out of my passenger seat till they made me.”

On the surface Trueblood did everything right, after having a few drinks he called for a ride home, which was the responsible thing to do. The lone exception was not fully cooperating with police. But this is a pretty cut and dry case. All one has to do is look at the surveillance tapes from the gas station. If there’s no sign of Trueblood, in the gas station then no problem. Presumably, this is why no charges were filed against Trueblood.

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