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Posted at 3:06 PM ET, 12/13/2010

Tampa Bay linebacker Geno Hayes arrested after victory over Redskins

By Cindy Boren

Hours after his team's victory over the Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Geno Hayes was arrested at a Tampa nightspot and charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct.

Hayes, 23, was arrested just after 2 a.m. on the misdemeanor charges. An officer used a stun gun and then tackled and arrested Hayes, who was released at 5 a.m. after posting cash bail of $750.

Despite the arrest, Bucs Coach Raheem Morris said Hayes will play Sunday against the Detroit Lions. "These guys have to realize they are under the microscope at all times and you've got to have the ability to walk away at all times," Morris said. "Any confrontation, any argument, you've got to realize that you can't be right. That's the bottom line in the life that we've chosen."

Hayes is the third Bucs player arrested in the past two months. Tight end Jerramy Stevens was released by the team after his Oct. 23 arrest on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Wide receiver Mike Williams was arrested for driving under influence Nov. 19, even though his blood-alcohol level was lower than the level at which a motorist is considered too intoxicated to drive.

"You talk to your team about making good decisions all the time," Morris said. "Obviously, you're frustrated with anything that diverts attention away from your team. It's diverting away from us being positive, 8-5, and talking about that stuff."

By Cindy Boren  | December 13, 2010; 3:06 PM ET
Categories:  NFL, Redskins  
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Comments

Lol! We have older players with character. This is why we trade away draft picks...to get away from all these youthful indiscretions.

Posted by: 20yrskinfan | December 13, 2010 11:53 PM | Report abuse

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