MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU Hall of Famer and former NFL defensive back Aaron Beasley was arrested early Friday and charged with DUI-second offense, driving on a license suspended for non-DUI, possession of a controlled substance, lane violation and no certificate of insurance.

According to the police report, Beasley became belligerent toward a Morgantown police officer after being stopped near the on-ramp to Interstate 68 on Earl L. Core Road. Police initiated the stop when they spotted his car veer left of center around 2:30 a.m. Beasley’s eyes were bloodshot, speech slurred and police detected the strong odor of alcohol coming from the car. They also spotted an open bottle of beer in the cup holder.

Beasley refused to take a preliminary breath test and was arrested for DUI. Beasley was arraigned with his bond set at $6,000.

Beasley was previously convicted of DUI in February 2005 in Georgia.

Beasley was a standout in WVU’s secondary from 1992-95 and was named a consensus All-American in 1995. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1996 and played nine seasons in the NFL with the Jaguars, New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons.

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Comments

  • WV OUtdoorsman

    What does the charity golf outing have to do with why he was in town or why he was drunk?
    He must have been paired up with Holgs!!!
    Over 40, retired, and partying in a college town.. He really matured after college didn't he?

  • Jonus Grumby

    A first offense DUI is bad enough, but a second offense DUI? He has a problem and needs to pay the price. Hope he can fix the issues and put this behind him.

    • Char wood

      He is not a loser . Very Bad judgement. He was in town to participate in a charity Golf outing for WVU Children's Hospital. Aaron Beasley gave his time and a good bit of money to the cause . He is a sincere and very friendly guy. Warm person who is nice to everybody . He will pay the price. That will be his punishment .! Those of you who don't give their time or money to charities are the LOSERS ! Motown is not a loser , he's just a jerk

  • any major dude

    •Mr. Beasley obviously exercised horrible judgment, was out of control, and there's no excuse for endangering others' lives.
    •Once a Mountaineer always a Mountaineer. I support him if he uses this mistake to turn his life around. It's up to him.

  • Beagle Hound

    This is the what happens when you hire racist police officers. Innocents like Beasley are disrespected and treated like animals.

    • Jonus Grumby

      The race card...don't leave home without it.

  • big Jim slade

    What is wrong with Morgantown police? How can they make an arrest against a hall of famer? Very sad day

    • Hailey

      You sir are a idiot ...if you drive under the influence you should be arrested, where are your morals ? Should we call you tiny Jim Slade like the ladies do ?

      • big Jim slade

        Hey honey. I'm a former tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs. Look me up sometime.

  • WVUMD82

    Seriously , who cares. He made a boatload of money in the NFL and I appreciate his contributions to my beloved mountaineers But he's a 40 + yo now.... Why is he in Morgantown? Really ?

  • DWL

    A drunk is a drunk, always a drunk, even when he played in the National Felon's League. After all, his credentials from WVU included the #1 party school in the US - where a beer keg is the school mascot. Lets Go ...................... Drunk Mountaineers!!!!

  • Longbeards

    Lets wait to see what the blood alcohol content is....

    Most likely he was drunk, but I refuse to judge till the facts are in....If you don't like WV,,,LEAVE

    • clueless longbeards

      Re-read the article, he refused, so there is no need to wait and withhold judgment. Innocent people cooperate and don't refuse like this drunk did.

  • Ron - from Morgantown

    Over 40 and drunk . And driving drunk . And controlled substance . C'mon Man !

    • GregG

      Having to witness what the powers that be are doing to WVU I can understand why many of the former players would take up drinking and drugs.

  • Motown

    why do these losers come back to Morgantown

    • Mitch

      @ Motown,

      To balance out the losers that are already in Morgantown?

    • uncle phil

      Hilarious. The Captain of Losers, Motown, calls Aaron Beasley a loser without any clue what that guy is dealing with personally at this point in his life.

      Let me take a wild guess: nobody has ever mistaken you for being Albert Einstein, am I right?

      • susanf1218

        Why attack Motown personally? If this is an attempt to defend Beasley, it is misplaced. He was DRIVING DRUNK!! How do you defend or justify that? And it doesn't matter what is going on in his personal life - it is no excuse!

  • Mike

    It's shame that with such great past credentials in college and the NFL, and I'm sure some money made, that he doesn't have his life together. Driving drunk, he could kill some innocent person. Maybe someone in my family, or yours. I hope he gets the help he needs.

  • donutfiend77

    So.....why don't we list all of the lawmakers and other citizens who get arrested once a month for DUI; which amazingly disappears and is never heard from again.

    • DWL

      WV DEMOCTRAT Delegate Clif Moore (d), of McDowell Co. comes to mind. He was arrested for 2nd Offence DUI and Driving Revoked. Implied Consent going to get him too. It has to be the (d) that causes their stupidity. Does that met your criteria fiend?

      • SCOTT

        Does that met your criteria fiend?


        Are you skipping recess or does the old farts home give you 24/7 internet access....toss up in my opinion.

    • chalkdust

      Why in the name of Beelzebub would anyone defend the undefinable? Could he be some 3rd or 4th cousin?

    • Bob

      And who would that be? Or do you just enjoy being a jerk? I want names

      • Anthony

        Alex Shook had a DUI in Kanawha Co while serving as a Mon Co delegate. He's both, a former athlete and politician.

        • susanf1218

          AND an attorney.