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USC Football Player Byron Jerideau Arrested After 5 Points Incident

4:30 PM, Jan 13, 2012   |    comments
Byron Jerideau (Image: Richland County Sheriff's Dept.)
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A University of South Carolina football player was arrested late Thursday night after police say he was disorderly while trying to cross a road.

Byron Jerideau, 22, was arrested and charged with Traffic / Pedestrian on controlled access highway and Disorderly / Public disorderly conduct, according to the Richland County Jail's website.

Jerideau is a redshirt junior defensive lineman from Green Pond, South Carolina.

An incident report says that an officers saw Jerideau and a group of people leave Grandma's Bar in the 700 block of Harden Street in Columbia's Five Points. The document goes on to say that Jerideau used profanity "in a loud manner" at oncoming traffic while attempting to cross midblock at Harden Street.

The report notes that crosswalks were available at nearby intersections, but they were not used.

The officer reported that Jerideau used his hands instructing oncoming traffic to stop.

When the officers approached Jerideau, the report states the player "in a loud boisterous manner" said "what, f---ing jaywalking?"

The report says a group of people were observing the incident.

The officers said he smelled alcohol, and attempted to put Jerideau in custody. When he did, the report states Jerideau said "I'm not going to f---ing jail" in a "loud manner." Jerideau was then arrested and taken to the Richland County Detention Center.

University athletics department policy is that a player is suspended if they are arrested.

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