Washington Redskins linebacker Junior Galette fled officers and was tased before he was arrested Friday at a concert that was part of a spring break party that drew 65,000 to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, USA TODAY Sports confirmed.
Galette was arrested on a single misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct after officers in Biloxi responded to a report of a fight between two men at Biloxi’s MGM Park, Biloxi police spokesperson Lt. Chris DeBack told USA TODAY Sports. The Spring Break Explosion concert at the minor league home of the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers was an unofficial part of the Biloxi Black Beach Weekend.
"We were flagged down by staff at MGM Park who told us that two guys were in a disagreement," DeBack said, "Officers went over there. One guy complied and the other one went running and a taser was used. That other individual was Galette."
The arrest was first reported by WLOX-TV.
Galette, 29, remained in custody for about 90 minutes before he posted a $500 bond.
"We are aware of the incident,” the Redskins said in a statement to NFL.com. “We are gathering information and will refrain from making any further comment."
Galette missed each of the last two seasons with Achilles tendon injuries. He was arrested on domestic violence and battery charges in July 2015. While the charges were dropped, the New Orleans Saints released Galette soon after the arrest.
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