DETROIT – Former Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew was arrested Monday in Pittsburgh after police say he punched an officer three times.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Pettigrew was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, theft of services and public drunkenness.
The incident occurred after Pettigrew refused to pay a limousine fare to a hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh around 3 a.m.
The driver called police. When officers arrived, Pettigrew was upset and refused to identify himself, Post-Gazette reports.
Pettigrew allegedly punched an officer three times in the chest, according to the report. Pettigrew was handcuffed and arrested.
According to the report, Pettigrew was placed into a restraint chair at the jail after refusing to listen to orders.
Pettigrew, 33, was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2009 and spent seven seasons with Detroit.