Former Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew Goes To Jail After 7-11 Disturbance

Former Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew was arrested after punching a convenience store door this weekend in Dallas, Texas.

Pettigrew was at a 7-eleven Saturday night when police arrived at the scene. After being confronted, the surveillance camera caught Pettigrew punching a glass door inside the store at around 2 am. As a result of the former NFL player lashing out, he was charged with criminal mischief and taken to jail.

According to TMZ's Michael Babcock, there is still uncertainty as to what exactly led cops to being called to the 7-11, but when they got there Pettigrew definitely appeared frustrated before taking the swing at the door. The police pulled out tasers, yet they were not used as the 6-foot-5 Pettigrew seemingly calmed down and put his hands up allowing the authorities to take him in.

To point out, this isn't Pettigrew's first run-in with the law, as in 2017 he was arrested for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness at an Oklahoma City nightclub. Then in 2018, he was arrested in Pittsburgh after he punched a police officer three times in the chest when he was accused of not paying a $97 limo bill.

39-year-old Pettigrew grew up in northeast Texas and was a standout on both offense and defense at Tyler Legacy High School. After four years at Oklahoma State University, Pettigrew was selected with the 20th overall pick in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Lions.

Throughout his seven-year career, Pettigrew suited up for 93 games, and caught 301 passes for 2,965 receiving yards, to go along with 17 touchdowns.

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