Former Detroit Lions Tight end Brandon Pettigrew was charged with public drunkeness and disorderly conduct.
According to the arrest report, police responded to a 911 call at 2:05 a.m. regarding a disturbance at a Oklahoma City nightclub.
When police arrived, the club manager said the disturbance had been resolved. But two officers noticed Pettigrew and two other men arguing in the parking lot.
“As it turns out, the other two that were there with him were his friends and they were trying to convince him to leave,” Sgt. Gary Knight told the Free Press today. “He was not wanting to leave.
“Officers saw the disturbance, approached him. He refused to talk to the officers and was at least at one point verbally defiant toward them. He continued acting in a disorderly manner and that was when officers told him he was going to be placed under arrest. He went peacefully with the officers. Although he was arguing about it, he did go peacefully. There was no use of force or hands-on type of situation at all.”
Pettigrew was arrested without incident, although one officer took his Taser out of a holster and displayed it to Pettigrew after he was “verbally defiant with officers,” according to the arrest report.