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Keith Bulluck arrested for robbing cab driver


01:04 PM ET 08.25 | Former Tennessee Titans linebacker Keith Bulluck landed in jail early Sunday morning shortly after working in the booth of the team's preseason game at LP Field against the Atlanta Falcons. Bulluck was part of the broadcasting crew, but he apparently found time to have some drinks before making his way home. Unfortunately for Bulluck, he found himself in the back of a cop car rather than in the comfort of his home. According to police reports, Bulluck was arrested for robbing a cab driver of a $100 bill after getting angry when the cab driver said he already had a paying customer. The report states that Bulluck assaulted the cab driver before stealing the money. Bulluck was charged with class C felony robbery after the cab driver decided to press charges.

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August 25, 2013  09:31 PM ET

Idiots never learn, do they? Robbing a cab driver of $100 dollars? Are you kidding me? Is that worth going to jail for? Dumb arse!!

August 25, 2013  09:54 PM ET

can't figure out why he would just take $100.00.....maybe he needed cab fare?

August 25, 2013  10:19 PM ET

Seems to be a lot of facts missing. Why did Bulluck assault the cab driver? Still not clear. Facts please. Not buying this just yet given the current state of the media.

August 25, 2013  10:35 PM ET

Aaron Hernandez is watching this and thinking "amateur".

August 26, 2013  12:12 AM ET

Former Tennessee Titans linebacker Keith Bulluck calls a Sunday morning encounter with a cab driver a ???misunderstanding.??? The cabbie calls it something else: robbery.

The 36-year-old Pro Bowler was arrested on a robbery charge Sunday morning and released from jail on $10,000 bond about an hour later. The arrest came just hours after he helped announce a Titans preseason game and leaves his broadcasting future in doubt. It also leaves the cab driver, who is pressing charges, worried about repercussions of the encounter.

Bulluck on Sunday said the incident was simply a misunderstanding.

???I was out with friends last night in Nashville and was taking a cab home,??? Bulluck said. ???There was a misunderstanding between me and the cab driver about getting my money back for a service not rendered. At 2 a.m., things could easily get lost in translation, but regardless of who was right or wrong, I regret putting myself in that situation.???

The cab driver, Habib Hashi, said Sunday he was too scared to discuss the incident.

???I cannot talk ??? I???m scared, I???m nervous,??? he said before hanging up.

The trouble began before 5 a.m. Sunday in front of Blue Gene???s bar on Church Street. According to court records and police, Hashi was handling fare money and waiting for a customer when Bulluck walked up and asked for a ride. Police said that when the driver told Bulluck that he already had a fare, Bulluck grabbed him by the shirt and snatched a $100 bill. Police said that Hashi???s shirt and undershirt were torn when they showed up.

Hashi steered police to Bulluck, who was just a block away and still smelling of alcohol, authorities said. Police said they found two $100 bills on Bulluck and seized one of them for evidence before booking him on the robbery charge.
Previous incident

Hashi, 39, claimed to have been involved in an incident in 2007 involving state Sen. Ophelia Ford.

At the time, Hashi told The Tennessean that, as he picked up Ford from the Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville, she grabbed his shirt, tearing a button, and then cursed at him. There is no evidence in court records or newspaper archives that Hashi pursued charges in 2007, despite his insistence at the time that he would.

Ford told the Associated Press at the time that if she grabbed the cab driver, it was only to steady herself, as she was dealing with ongoing health problems.

Ford could not be reached for comment Sunday.

Hashi also was convicted in 1999 of filing a false accident report, according to Davidson County court records.

Bulluck was a first-round pick by the Titans in 2000. After his rookie contract, he signed a six-year, $36.035-million contract extension with the Titans in 2004. He signed a one-year, $2.5-million deal with the Giants in 2010.

???He was a great football player, great guy, a leader in the locker room,??? Munchak said of Bulluck. ???He showed up every day and worked hard, had a great career. When he was here playing as a football player, he made good decisions. I???ll wait to hear the information as to what happened, but I am sure it will all get worked out and I am sure it is something he is very innocent in, I hope.???

Bulluck was scheduled to work on the broadcast team for the Titans-Vikings preseason game Thursday in Minneapolis. WKRN-TV General Manager Stan Knott on Sunday said a decision hasn???t been made on whether Bulluck will be replaced.

August 26, 2013  01:11 AM ET

Sounds to me like ole Hashi just may be a bit of a scammer.

August 26, 2013  07:36 AM ET

Sounds to me like ole Hashi just may be a bit of a scammer.

Just a bit...

August 26, 2013  08:07 AM ET

Sounds to me like ole Hashi just may be a bit of a scammer.

Bet he doesn't even have a green card.

August 26, 2013  12:39 PM ET

Not much good happens at 2:00am.

August 26, 2013  05:17 PM ET

Not much good happens at 2:00am.

Just one good thing: No one is ugly after 1 a.m. :-)

August 26, 2013  06:36 PM ET

Good thing he wasn't racially profiled.

August 27, 2013  12:23 AM ET

can't figure out why he would just take $100.00.....maybe he needed cab fare?

just another famous idiot, just one of many


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