Wednesday, February 4, 2009

He had a few too many

Most of us know Alex Boone as the former uber-recruit offensive tackle who ended up at Ohio State and had a pretty successful career, although he was mildly disappointing as a senior. By all accounts, though, he was one of the Buckeyes' leaders and a good teammate.

Police in Aliso Viejo, Calif., know Boone a little differently:

Ohio State offensive lineman Alex Boone was arrested after being subdued with a Taser during an alleged drunken tirade, authorities said Monday.

Boone, 21, was taken into custody late Sunday for investigation of resisting arrest after Orange County sheriff's deputies responded to a disturbance call outside of a home in Aliso Viejo. When they arrived, the 6-foot-8, 312-pound tackle had been jumping on car hoods, yanking on a tow truck cable and trying to break a window, said sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino.
I'm not sure whether this is funny or terrifying. While I would normally make some comment along the lines of "ha ha Ohio State," I can't even imagine trying to take down an enraged man with about 7 inches and 150 pounds on me.

The obvious question here: What the hell ... oh, wait:

Boone ran away from deputies and was found hiding underneath a patio, authorities said. Boone was combative and uncooperative and had to be taken down with a stun gun, Amormino said.

"He was yelling obscenities at deputies and had a strong smell of alcohol," Amormino said. "His blood alcohol level was at least three times the legal amount."
Nice. That must have been one, um, thirst-quenching evening for a 310-pound man to get his blood alcohol level up to three times the legal limit. Based on our handy-dandy DUI chart ...

... and extrapolating out to 310 pounds (going upward in increments of 20 pounds), it appears that Boone would need about eight beers to reach a 0.08. So to get to the remarkable "at least three times the legal amount," Boone needed somewhere in the range of 24 beers. Wow.

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