Jerideau faces charges in Five Points incident

January 13, 2012 

Byron Jerideau


South Carolina defensive tackle Byron Jerideau was arrested Thursday night in Five Points for public disorderly conduct and jaywalking.

Jerideau, a junior backup who had seven tackles in 13 games this season, was observed by Columbia city police coming out of Grandma’s Bar on Harden Street and using profanity in a loud manner while attempting to cross the street in the middle of the block.

The police report states that he was almost struck by an SUV and nearly caused a collision as he put up his hands instructing oncoming traffic to stop for him. Jerideau, 22, was stopped by police on a crowded sidewalk, with the report stating the officer could smell alcohol on the player’s breath and person.

As police attempted to place him under custody, the former Colleton County High player profanely questioned the charges and stated that he wasn’t going to jail. The 6-foot, 315-pound Jerideau was then transported to Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

According to USC athletics policy, Jerideau, listed as a criminal justice major in the USC football media guide, is now suspended from team activities.

Neil White

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