NFL Coach’s Son Arrested After Multiple Confrontations at Virginia Restaurant: Police

February 13, 2019 Updated: February 13, 2019

The son of an NFL coach was arrested on Feb. 10 on a public drunkness charge after being involved in multiple incidents at a Virginia restaurant, according to police.

Jack Gruden, 22, is the son of Jay Gruden, the coach of the Washington Redskins.

Gruden is also the nephew of another NFL coach, Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden.

According to a police report obtained by ESPN, Gruden was arrested around 2:15 a.m. on Sunday after a series of confrontations at the One Loudoun shopping center in Ashburn.

A Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrived to break up a confrontation between Gruden and another man but Gruden then became entangled in two other confrontations, leading to his arrest.

A spokesman for the sheriff’s office told the Washington Post that officers saw Gruden in a second argument about 10 minutes after the first confrontation was broken up.

Gruden told the officers he was going to get a ride home but a few minutes later he became involved in a third argument.

The three groups that Gruden argued with were not together, the spokesman said.

“We are aware of the arrest of Jack Gruden. We are gathering more information and will not comment until we have further details,” Redskins senior vice president of communications Tony Wyllie said in a statement sent to news outlets.

Gruden has spent the past two seasons working for his father’s team. Initially a volunteer, he later became a video assistant.

The area where Gruden was arrested is the same region where Redskins safety Montae Nicholson was arrested several months ago.

Nicholson and his girlfriend, Sydney Maggiore, were arrested in December 2018 after allegedly assaulting two people at around 2 a.m.

Things got physical and Nicholson allegedly attacked the male victim while his girlfriend attacked the man’s partner with a beer bottle, according to the police report.

Nicholson and Maggiore were each charged with assault and battery and being drunk in public. Maggiore was also charged with malicious wounding and assault and battery. She was also denied bond.

A few days after the arrest, Jay Gruden said that Nicholson would not play in the upcoming game and the team later placed him on injured reserve, meaning he was out for the rest of the season.

New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson (82) makes a touch-down catch against Atlanta Falcons free safety Thomas DeCoud (28) during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Former NFL Star Asks Men to Step Up on Abortion

A former NFL tight end, Benjamin Watson, said that men are responsible to step up and prevent abortions from happening.

Watson, who entered the NFL in 2004, played for the New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints, and Baltimore Ravens.

“We’re living in a time, Martha, of abortion on demand,” Watson, who is a Christian, told Fox News.

He added: “We’re living in a time of relativism. And while I would agree that hopefully, these happen in very rare instances where someone would wait nine months before having an abortion, the fact still remains that whether it’s at nine months or whether it’s at eight days or 18 days, when the heart is developing, when the baby is breathing, it’s still the same life.”

The 38-year-old said that there should be an advocate for parents who might not be in the right state of mind or in a proper financial state to deal with having children.

“It’s important to not only be people that stand for abortion as if it’s some sort of political stance—which it kind of turns into sometimes—but be someone that stands for whole life,” Watson continued.

“Be someone that’s willing to support not only this baby coming into the world, but also to support the mother and the father that may be in crisis, whatever they may be going through.”

Watson then said that in a relationship, men are providers and guardians.

“Look, men are in a role of leadership in many areas,” Watson stated. “Men are protectors. We are providers.”

“Many women would not be seeking abortions if the men involved in their lives were doing what they were supposed to be doing,” he said. “And that’s a challenge to myself, that’s a challenge to all men who are listening, that’s a challenge to men everywhere to step up.”

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