Jeff Overton reportedly arrested

December, 15, 2011
Jeff Overton, a former Indiana University golfer and 2010 U.S. Ryder Cup team member, was reportedly arrested after the Indiana-Kentucky basketball game on Saturday by Bloomington police, according to a report.

The Bloomington Herald-Times reported that Overton was arrested on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

Overton was at the game to present a check for $50,000 to the school for the Play Golf America University program, according to the newspaper.

The police report, cited by the paper, claimed Overton was yelling at people from his limousine. When police told the driver to move, the car moved, but after the limo stopped again and Overton repeated shouting from the car, police attempted to get Overton to step out of the vehicle. Overton, according to the report, repeatedly refused to give his identification to police and wouldn't get out of the car. The police report labeled Overton as "belligerent" and said he told officers he "wasn't going to do anything."

Overton told the Bloomington Herald-Times, "I feel my rights were violated. I'm sitting in my own limo and got pulled out. Other than that, I'm going to let my lawyer handle it."

The newspaper also reported three previous alcohol-related arrests of the golfer in 2007, 2003 and 2001. All were dismissed after Overton completed pretrial diversion programs.



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