Former Ohio State offensive tackle Alex Boone, who once acknowledged routinely downing 30 to 40 beers a day before seeking help after a DUI arrest, is in trouble again.
Boone, who is in Southern California training for the NFL combine, was arrested in Aliso Viejo for resisting arrest and obstruction of a law enforcement officer after an apparent drunken tirade following the Super Bowl. Officers had to use a Taser in order to subdue Boone.
Police said Boone, who is 6 foot 8 and 312 pounds, was yelling and jumping on cars outside an apartment building when they arrived. He also tried to break the driver side window of a tow truck and wanted to fight the driver.
"There was no rhyme or reason for [it]," police spokesman Jim Amormino said. "He wasn't driving but he was at least three times the legal limit [of .08]."
In April 2006, after his freshman season at Ohio State, Boone was charged with drunken driving following a two-car accident.
His blood-alcohol level was .159. He pleaded no contest and was fined $300 and given a 10-day suspended jail sentence.