Washington Redskins Coach Jay Gruden’s son Jack was arrested for being drunk in public early Saturday morning following a series of confrontations in Ashburn.
According to a report from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, the 22-year-old Gruden had to be separated by police after an argument at the corner of Exchange and Thorndike streets, which is located in the One Loudoun shopping development. A spokesman for the sheriff’s office said officers later spotted Gruden in another argument about 10 minutes after the first one. Gruden told them then he was going to get a ride home, but a few minutes later, he was involved in a third argument, at which point the police arrested him. The spokesman said the three groups Gruden argued with were not together.
The arrest was one block north of the spot where Redskins safety Montae Nicholson was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault in December following a drunken brawl in the middle of the street. Nicholson, whose hearing was recently postponed until May, was also arrested for being drunk in public.
Jack Gruden spent the past year working as a video assistant for the team, filming and editing practice and game tape. He had been a volunteer on the coaching staff before that.
“We are aware of the arrest of Jack Gruden. We are gathering more information and will not comment until we have further details,” Tony Wyllie, the Redskins senior vice president of communications, said Monday in a statement.