NewsChannel5 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Former Tennessee Titans Keith Bulluck was arrested overnight after an apparent altercation with a taxi driver. Bulluck played linebacker in Nashville for 10 years. Police said they got a call around 2:50 a.m. Sunday that the taxi driver was having an argument with someone in his cab in front of Blue Gene’s at 1715 Church Street. The driver was waiting on a fare who had already paid when officials said he was approached for a ride by a suspect identified as Bulluck. When the driver told Bulluck he already had a fare, the former Titan allegedly became enraged, grabbed the driver, assaulted him and took money from him. He then fled the scene. Police located Bullock across the street. It was then that the driver identified him as the suspect. Officials said the victim wanted to prosecute, so Bullock was charged with class C felony robbery. Bulluck was arrested and booked into jail around 4:30 a.m. He has since posted bond and been released. NewsChannel 5 reporter Deja Knight was there when Bulluck left the jail. “I’ve been here for 10 years and this is what you want to talk about?” said Bulluck. Bulluck was part of the broadcast crew for the Titans preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons Saturday night. Officials said Bulluck may have been very intoxicated at the time of the incident.
This arrest surprised me, Keith Bulluck was always one of the “good guys” in the NFL, a veteran who was savvy with the media and smart on and off the field. Nothing is worse than when you are drunk and just want to go home, and can’t get home for some reason, and if a cabby won’t do his job and take you home you are going to get pissed off. However, stealing $100 from the guy is a horrible move, and I have to believe there is more going on here than a drunken Bulluck assaulting a cabbie for $100. Is there a chance that a shady cabbie took Bulluck’s $100 then told him that he needed to wait for this other fare, and would not return his money, which enraged the drunken linebacker? Was Bulluck so drunk that he thought he had given the cabbie $100 and wanted it back? Something does not add up about this incident, Bulluck clearly made a mistake, and I hope it does not cost him his post-football announcing job.