Naeole subdued by Taser

Updated: June 28, 2004, 10:05 PM ET
Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police used a Taser to subdue Jacksonville Jaguars guard Chris Naeole before arresting him on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Naeole, 29, got into in a shoving match with employees of the Ritz Bar in Jacksonville Beach as the bar was closing early Sunday, according to a police report. Despite a police officer's order to stop, Naeole lunged again at an employee, and the officer used the Taser, the report said.

Naeole, who is 6-foot-3 and about 320 pounds, was taken to the Duval County jail, and later released, a jail official said.

Jaguars spokesman Dan Edwards declined to comment Monday. Naeole, a Hawaii native who played at Kahuku High School, has an unlisted telephone number and could not be reached for comment. It could not be determined if he has an attorney.

Naeole was a first-round draft choice in 1997 who played five seasons with the New Orleans Saints before joining the Jaguars in 2002.


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