Pegram charged with evading arrest

Updated: February 9, 2004, 5:41 PM ET
Associated Press

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M kicker Todd Pegram ran from police who spotted him holding a beer at a bar and was arrested later at his college dormitory.

Pegram, the Aggies' starting kicker for the previous two seasons, was charged with evading arrest. He posted $2,500 bail and was released from the Brazos County Jail on Sunday, the Bryan-College Station Eagle reported in Monday's editions.

Police said Pegram, 20, was spotted holding a beer outside a bar when a police officer asked if he was 21, the legal drinking age in Texas. Pegram said he was not, but said he didn't have any identification with him, according to court records obtained by the newspaper.

The officer began walking Pegram to another bar where a second officer was located, but police said Pegram ran as he and the officer reached the door. Pegram was later located at his dorm, where police arrested him early Sunday morning, according to the newspaper.

"I am currently looking into these recent events and we will deal with it," coach Dennis Franchione said Monday upon his return to College Station from a weekend trip.

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