Backup QB arrested in native Honolulu

Updated: February 17, 2004, 4:26 PM ET
Associated Press

HONOLULU -- Tennessee Titans third-string quarterback Jason Gesser was arrested and charged last weekend with suspicion of drunken driving.

Jason Gesser
Gesser

Gesser, 24, was arrested at 4:55 a.m. Sunday after allegedly running a red light and failing a field-sobriety test, police said.

They said his car was stopped at the intersection of Makaloa and Kaheka streets with his right-turn signal on, but he executed a left turn.

Gesser was booked at police headquarters in downtown Honolulu and released after posting $500 bail.

"We are still gathering information," Titans coach Jeff Fisher said. "However, based on what we understand at this point, I can say we are disappointed to hear of Jason's incident. We view this, and any case involving possible DUI, to be a serious issue."

Team spokesman Robbie Bohren said the team has had contact with the quarterback, who is still in Hawaii.

Gesser, a native of Honolulu, played at St. Louis School before starring at Washington State University, where he was a three-year starter. He threw for 8,830 yards with 70 touchdowns and 39 interceptions with the Cougars and shared the Pac-10's offensive player of the year award with Southern California's Carson Palmer.

He was signed by the Titans as a rookie free agent last year.


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