Titans' Bud Dupree Sought for Questioning by Police for Alleged Involvement in Fight

Doric SamJanuary 4, 2022

Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Bud Dupree (48)looks into the backfield as he plays against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
AP Photo/Don Wright

Tennessee Titans linebacker Bud Dupree is being sought for questioning by Nashville police after an alleged altercation at a local Walgreens, per TMZ Sports.

WKRN's Nikki McGee reported that police received a call about a fight at the store after 8 p.m. on Sunday, but Dupree and the people with him left before the police got there.

The linebacker and the group of people with him allegedly got into an altercation with two employees after one of them began taking video of Dupree with his phone. A 21-year-old female employee was treated for a cut to her hand, while a 20-year-old male employee was treated for a cut to his forehead.

No charges have been filed as of this writing, but local police are hoping to conduct interviews with Dupree and the others involved.

A representative of the Titans told McGee the team is "aware of the situation" and "gathering additional information."

Just hours before the alleged altercation, Dupree and Tennessee clinched the AFC South with a 34-3 win over the Miami Dolphins. Dupree finished the game with one solo tackle.

Dupree is in his first year with the Titans after signing a five-year, $82.5 million contract with the team this past offseason. In 10 games, he has 14 total tackles with three sacks and a forced fumble.

Dupree spent the first six years of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, establishing himself as one of the premier pass-rushers in the game. He had a career-high 11.5 sacks in 2019.