BRPD: Former Saints cornerback arrested for battery, resisting an officer

BRPD: Former Saints cornerback arrested for battery, resisting an officer
Photo provided by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.

POSTED: Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 10:37am

UPDATED: Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 2:01pm

Retired football player Randall Gay was arrested last night after he allegedly caused a disturbance at a local bar.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reports that officers were dispatched to the Bulldog bar on Wednesday, May 8 in reference to a disturbance. When officers arrived they found the former Saints cornerback intoxicated and refusing to leave the bar.

Officials say Gay was accused of exchanging words, as well as some minor physical contact, with employees. They asked him to leave the building, but he refused. That’s when a member of the staff called police.

Once officers arrived, we’re told Gay resisted an officer’s attempt to escort him from the building.

During the altercation with police, a woman, whose relationship to Gay is unknown, became involved. She was reportedly arrested for interfering with the investigation. She was issued an additional charge when she reportedly attempted to kick out the widow of a police cruiser. Her name has not yet been provided.

Gay was also arrested and charged with two counts of Simple Battery, Resisting Arrest, Remaining on Premises after Being Forbidden, and Disturbing the Peace. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

Gay is a Baton Rouge-native who retired from football in July 2011. He first played for the New England Patriots, and then with the Saints from 2008 until his retirement.

--Additional contributions to this article provided by Alex Deiro.

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