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Drunk Jaguars Defensive Back Arrested after Trying to Pay for Groceries With Bubble Gum

November 18, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz found himself JammedUp early Sunday morning when he tried to pay for items at a grocery story with chewing gum.

The second-year player didn’t have any cash on him so he attempted to use bubble gum to pay for several items at a grocery store at the Ocean Reef Suites in Miami Beach, Florida.

Refusing to take no for an answer, Gratz then began arguing with an employee at the store and then refused to leave the store.

It caused such a disturbance that it caused other customers to leave the store and the police were called.

Officers with Miami Beach police say Gratz had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol.

Police then asked him to leave the store several times but he responded saying, ‘No. I’m not leaving.’

Gratz was ultimately arrested just before 6 a.m. and charged with disorderly intoxication and trespassing after a warning, both misdemeanors.

He spent the following night in jail and was not released until Monday morning, missing team practice.

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said any discipline would be handled internally.
‘He had an unfortunate situation over the weekend,’ Bradley said.

‘It’s not good, what took place, but it is a matter that we have to investigate even more. … I want to talk to him and then we’ll handle it within.’

Gratz, the team’s third-round draft pick in 2013, has started seven games this season and has broken up a team-high five pass attempts.

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