On the morning of June 29, Kansas State senior defensive lineman and former Virginia Cavalier Jeffrey Fitzgerald was arrested by the Riley County, Kansas Police Department on charges of driving under the influence.
Lt. Herb Crosby of the Riley County police said that “it was a simple DUI.” He said that Fitzgerald was arrested on the DUI charge after he had been observed driving erratically by an officer, who then pulled him over.
The 21-year-old lineman was released on $750 bail. Kenny Lannou, sports information director for Kansas State, said that the matter would be handled internally.
In 2008, the 6-foot-4 280-pound defensive tackle sat out the year because he had just transferred from the University of Virginia. Fitzgerald started all 13 games for the Cavaliers as a sophomore in 2007. He finished the season tied for third on the team in tackles (73) and sacks (7).