Geno Hayes Tased, Arrested After Latest Tampa Bay Buccaneer Victory

Tom EdringtonSenior Writer IDecember 13, 2010

Buc linebacker Geno Hayes was arrested early Monday morning.
Buc linebacker Geno Hayes was arrested early Monday morning.Jamie Squire/Getty Images

If the Tampa Police Department wanted someone to subdue Geno Hayes early Monday morning, they should have simply called on Washington Redskin running back Ryan Torain.

Torain ran all over Hayes and the rest of the Buccaneer defense on Sunday, and Torain could have simply run at Hayes and flattened him for the cops.

Unfortunately Torain was back in Washington, hopefully asleep at 2 a.m. Monday morning, when Geno decided to get a little rowdy at the Blue Martini Lounge out there at International Plaza, a stone's throw from the airport and Buc headquarters.

Seems Hayes got mouthy and more with the TPD, pushed female officer Robin Penix and generally became belligerent to the gathered representatives of Tampa law enforcement.

The Tampa Tribune reported it started when a buddy of Geno's tried to get into the club without appropriate attire. Geno didn't take to it very well and generally started to get a bit out of control.

Things escalated and finally Hayes was hit with a Taser, but his cold-weather clothes helped shield him from the effects. It was about as effective as Geno and the rest of the defense at stopping the Redskins running game on Sunday.

Hayes was then tackled by Cpl. Gary Price, who should probably get a call from Buccaneer coach Raheem Morris and asked to report to practice this afternoon. Price's tackle equaled the number of solo tackles Hayes registered against the Redskins.

The Bucs could use a good tackler.

Obviously Geno wasn't tired enough after watching Torain run past him who knows how many times during the game.

Hayes was arrested, taken to jail and later made bail, about 5 a.m. Monday morning.

No doubt he'll be fresh as a daisy for Monday's practice.