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Bucs player Geno Hayes arrested in Tampa

11:36 AM, Dec 13, 2010   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida -- A linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was arrested overnight.

Arrest records show 23-year-old Geno Hayes faces charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct. Hayes was arrested shortly after 2 a.m. Monday and bonded out a short time later.

According to Tampa Police, the incident happened at the Blue Martini Lounge at International Plaza in Tampa.

Hayes reportedly intervened after a confrontation between two disruptive men who were refused to be let inside by club security. Police and security eventually had the two men leave and instructed Hayes to return inside the lounge.

However, officials say Hayes stood at the entrance of the bar, making derogatory comments at security and police. Due to Hayes' continued disorderly behavior, he was also advised to leave the establishment.

Hayes reportedly refused and was escorted to the parking lot by a police officer, and advised not to return or risk arrest.

About 10 minutes later, Hayes returned claiming he left his credit card behind. Hayes was directed to have a seat at a nearby store while his friend retrieved the credit card. Hayes refused to leave the Blue Martini in spite of numerous advisories by uniformed police.

Bar employees reported Hayes was stating, "B**** a** cop. You ain't gonna do nothing. I ain't leaving. I don't have to leave."

Police say Hayes then became combative, and an officer deployed a Taser, which was ineffective on the football player, due to his thick clothing.  Hayes was eventually tackled and handcuffed.

Hayes is charged with one count of Trespass after Warning, and one count of Disorderly Conduct.

The Florida State graduate is currently in his third season with the Bucs.

10 News and the Tampa Police Dept.

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