Backup QB arrested in native Honolulu

HONOLULU -- Tennessee Titans third-string quarterback Jason Gesser was arrested and charged last weekend with suspicion of drunken driving.

Gesser, 24, was arrested at 4:55 a.m. Sunday after allegedly
running a red light and failing a field-sobriety test, police said.

They said his car was stopped at the intersection of Makaloa and
Kaheka streets with his right-turn signal on, but he executed a
left turn.

Gesser was booked at police headquarters in downtown Honolulu
and released after posting $500 bail.

"We are still gathering information," Titans coach Jeff Fisher
said. "However, based on what we understand at this point, I can
say we are disappointed to hear of Jason's incident. We view this,
and any case involving possible DUI, to be a serious issue."

Team spokesman Robbie Bohren said the team has had contact with
the quarterback, who is still in Hawaii.

Gesser, a native of Honolulu, played at St. Louis School before
starring at Washington State University, where he was a three-year
starter. He threw for 8,830 yards with 70 touchdowns and 39
interceptions with the Cougars and shared the Pac-10's offensive
player of the year award with Southern California's Carson Palmer.

He was signed by the Titans as a rookie free agent last year.