Bosworth charged with drunk driving

Updated: March 11, 2009, 9:03 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Former NFL player-turned-actor Brian Bosworth has been charged with drunk driving after being arrested in Hollywood last Friday.

City attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan says Bosworth was charged Wednesday with two misdemeanor counts in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Mateljan says the former Seattle Seahawks linebacker was riding his motorcycle when police stopped him for not having a front license plate.

If convicted Bosworth faces six months in jail.

The 44-year-old former All-American at Oklahoma was drafted by Seattle in 1987. He retired after three seasons because of a shoulder injury.

Bosworth, known for his earrings and blond Mohawk haircut, appeared in such films as "Stone Cold," "Three Kings" and "The Longest Yard."


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