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NFL free agent from East Texas arrested for allegedly punching officer

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A former Tyler high school football standout turned NFL player was arrested Monday after he allegedly punched an officer, the Pittsburg Post-Gazette reports.

Brandon Pettigrew, 33, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, theft of services and public drunkenness, the newspaper reports.

Pettigrew is an ex-Detroit Lions player and former Robert E. Lee High School tight end. He is now a free agent.

According to the Post-Gazette report, Pettigrew refused to pay a $97 limousine fare and when confronted by officers began arguing with them before allegedly punching an officer in the chest three times.

Pettigrew was drafted by the Lions in 2009.

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