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Sports agent Steinberg facing charges of being drunk in public

Updated: October 31, 2008, 3:32 PM ET
Associated Press

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Leigh Steinberg, a prominent sports agent who helped inspire the movie "Jerry Maguire" and has acknowledged a battle with alcoholism, was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public.

Police said Friday that Steinberg, 59, was taken into custody about 8 p.m. on Oct. 22 after they got a report about a man "screaming and attempting to climb a hill" above the Newport Auto Center, Lt. Bill Hartford said.

Officers detected a "strong odor" of alcohol ...

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