OSKALOOSA — Tyler Sash, a former Iowa Hawkeye standout and Super Bowl champion with the New York Giants, was arrested in his hometown of Oskaloosa over the weekend. Officers tazed and arrested the 25-year-old Sash after a brief pursuit on Sunday morning at 1:27 a.m.
Police say Sash was being pulled over for driving a motorized scooter without the headlights being on. Sash refused to pull over and fled on the scooter before dumping the scooter continuing to flee on foot.
Officers found Sash hiding behind a tree, however court documents indicate that Sash continued to run from police. After Sash resisted arrest by refusing to be handcuffed, Sash was tazed by the arresting officers.
After being taken into custody, Sash admitted to having six drinks within one hour. He declined to take a breath test.
Police charged Sash with public intoxication and interference with official acts. Sash pled not guilty to both chargers early Tuesday afternoon and asked for a trial by jury. No trial date has been set.
Sash, an Oskaloosa native and former multi-sport athlete at Oskaloosa High School, played three seasons with the Iowa Hawkeyes from 2008-10. After helping Iowa win the Outback, Orange and Insight Bowls, Sash was drafted by the New York Giants after his junior season and participated in the Giants’ 21-17 win over New England in Super Bowl XLVI. Sash was cut by the Giants in last August.