Jack Gruden, the son of Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden, was arrested Sunday morning on a charge of public drunkenness.
Gruden, 22, works on the Redskins coaching staff as a video assistant, according to the Redskins website.
According to ESPN, the police report states that Gruden was arrested at 2:15 a.m. Sunday “after a series of confrontations in a popular restaurant and bar district in Ashburn, Virginia.”
Ashburn is only minutes away from the Redskins’ training facility.
BREAKING: Jack Gruden, son of #Redskins head coach Jay Gruden, and a video asst with the team, arrested early Saturday morning at One Loudoun in Ashburn. Charged with being drunk in public after multiple confrontations. Awaiting statement from team. More on News4 at 4,5 and 6 pic.twitter.com/wdkVY9zVhi
— NBC4 Sports (@NBC4Sports) February 11, 2019
A police officer broke up a confrontation between Gruden and another man, according to the ESPN report.
A Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office spokesman told The Washington Post that after police separated the first argument, Gruden got into two more arguments a few minutes later.
Gruden was arrested after the third argument — after Gruden told police he was going home, CBS Sports reported.
He has a hearing scheduled for March 21.
Team officials released a statement of the situation.
“We are aware of the arrest of Jack Gruden. We are gathering more information and will not comment until we have further details,” team spokesman Tony Wyllie said in a statement.
“We are aware of the arrest of Jack Gruden. We are gathering more information and will not comment until we have further details.”
— Adam Winkler (@AdamWinkSports) February 11, 2019
As a video assistant, Gruden is responsible for filming and editing all of the Redskins’ games and practices, among other duties.
He just completed his first season as a full-time member of the coaching staff after volunteering the previous year.
— Bleacher Report NFL (@BR_NFL) January 4, 2019
The Redskins endured a difficult ending to a once-promising season in 2018.
They led the NFC East through nine games with a record of 6-3, but then they lost six of their last seven games to miss the playoffs and finish at 7-9.
One storyline to follow for 2019: The #Redskins are planning as if they won’t have QB Alex Smith next season, sources say. They believe he’ll miss the entire season with his broken leg issues and are acting accordingly. If he’s ready, they will be pleasantly surprised.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 27, 2019
The losing streak coincided with the loss of starting quarterback Alex Smith to a gruesome leg injury in week 10 against the Texans.
The injury could keep him on the sidelines for the 2019 season.
CORRECTION, Feb. 14, 2019: When originally published, this article erroneously described the Redskins as belonging to the AFC East. They are, of course, an NFC East team.
We have corrected the article and apologize for any inconvenience or confusion our error may have caused.
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