Former Tiger, Saint Randall Gay booked in bar fracas

Randall Gay was booked in bar fight

Former LSU Tiger and New Orleans Saints cornerback Randall J. Gay was arrested Thursday morning after he was accused of pushing two bar employees and refusing to leave The Bulldog Pub on Perkins Road in Baton Rouge.

Gay, 31, 1935 Ory Drive, Brusly, was booked with entering/remaining on premises after being forbidden, two counts of simple battery, resisting an officer and disturbing the peace by public intoxication, Baton Rouge police spokesman Lt. Don Kelly said.

Efforts to reach Gay for comment on Thursday were unsuccessful, and the general manager of the Bulldog Pub, Remi Dematteo, declined comment.

Kelly said police were called out to The Bulldog at 1:45 a.m. to investigate a report of someone in the bar who was acting in an aggressive manner.

The simple battery counts were the result of Gay reportedly pushing two Bulldog employees in the chest while inside the bar, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Gay would not leave and wrestled with a police officer when police tried to escort him out of the bar, the affidavit says.

Gay also resisted police officers as they tried to put handcuffs on him in the parking lot, Kelly said.

Kelly said a woman who was with Gay tried to interfere with police in the parking lot while they tried to handcuff Gay.

Kelly said he didn’t know what the relationship was between Gay and the woman, who also was arrested.

Desha Penco, 33, 20920 Turkey Creek Drive, was booked with disturbing the peace by public intoxication, simple damage to property and interference with a police officer, Kelly said.

Penco tried to kick the back window of the police car and a car door when she was taken into custody, he said.

Gay was released from Parish Prison at 7:13 a.m. after he posted bail.

Gay played seven seasons in the NFL, the first four with the New England Patriots and the final three with the New Orleans Saints.

His 2010 season with the Saints ended after he suffered a concussion in a game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sept. 20, 2010. He was released by the Saints in July 2011.

A star at Brusly High, Gay played for LSU when the Tigers won the national championship in 2003.

He went on to play in three Super Bowls, the first two with the Patriots and the other with the Saints. His teams won two of those Super Bowls.

An undrafted free agent, Gay went on to become a starter for the Patriots in 2004 and had a team-high 11 tackles and a forced fumble in a 24-21 victory over the Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005.

When the Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 to win Super Bowl XLIV in 2010, Gay overcame the flu, getting intravenous fluids before the game, at halftime and after the game to make two tackles and participate in 24 plays.