Video shows Tennessee Titans star Bud Dupree brawling with Walgreens staff after they filmed him
After conducting an investigation into the incident, cops cited Dupree for misdemeanor assault
Nashville Police are investigating an altercation at a Germantown Walgreens, involving Titans outside linebacker Bud Dupree and his associates, with two employees of the store. The Titans' linebacker has been charged with misdemeanor assault following the fight at the Nashville Walgreens on Sunday evening and which was captured on CCTV camera.
Police were informed that two employees had sustained injuries in an altercation at Walgreens just after 8 pm local time. The situation allegedly started after one of the store's male employee began filming some individuals with his phone. At first, it was a verbal argument but it turned into a physical one soon after those involved left and then re-entered.
The Nashville Police Department said Dupree grabbed the victim, a 20-year-old employee at the store and his phone, resulting in a brawl. As part of the fight, two employees of the Walgreens store suffered injuries - the male employee was treated for a cut to his forehead while the female employee was treated for a cut to her hand. After conducting an investigation into the incident, cops cited NFL player for misdeameanor assault and the football player is due for booking on the citation in three weeks.
During a press conference, Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said that he will monitor Dupree's progress during the week before making a decision on the outside linebacker's availability for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Also, Titans said that they are "aware of the situation and are gathering additional information."
The 28-year-old Dupree is in his seventh year in the National Football League and his first with the Titans, after being reactivated from Titans Reserve/Covid-19 list. So far this season, Dupree, has recorded one sack, one forced fumble, six quarterback hits, and seven total tackles in seven games he's appeared in. As per ESPN, Dupree signed a five year, $82.5 million contract with the Titans on March 18, 2021 and $35 million of the deal was guaranteed, with $33.75 million fully guaranteed at the signing.