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Texans OL Weary tasered, arrested after traffic stop

HOUSTON -- Houston Texans offensive lineman Fred Weary was
shot with a Taser before being arrested Tuesday after a traffic
stop.

Weary, 29, was pulled over at 1 p.m. about six miles from Reliant
Stadium and transported to jail, where he was held on a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest until posting bail early Wednesday.

A telephone message left with
Weary's agent was not immediately returned.

Weary pushed an officer away and was shot with a Taser after he
stepped toward officers when they ordered him to put his hands on
the vehicle, police said.

"We're aware of the situation regarding Fred Weary," said Tony
Wyllie, Texans' vice president of communications. "At this time,
we're gathering all the information and getting all the facts."

Wyllie said the Texans were informed of the arrest by an
anonymous tip and that their director of security and other team
officials were working to find out what happened.

According to the police report, the incident began when officers
noticed a Chevy Impala SS driving in an area near Reliant Stadium
where police are on alert due to criminal activity. They noticed
the driver "looking very suspicious" as he looked back and forth
at the police several times. Weary was pulled over after police
followed the car and noticed that it did not have a front license
plate.

When officers asked for Weary's license he angrily asked why he
had been pulled over, police said. Police said they asked him for
his license three times before he produced it, during which time he
became increasingly agitated. Weary was asked to step out of the
vehicle when he began to reach for something.

After exiting the car he continued to be verbally combative
toward the two officers and refused their commands, police said.

It was then that he pushed the officer away and was shot with a
Taser after stepping toward the officers when he was ordered to put
his hands on the vehicle. He was arrested without further incident
after he was shot with the Taser.

Weary has appeared in eight games and started five this season.
Coach Gary Kubiak credited him with helping to make a key block on
a fourth-and-inches play that sealed Houston's 13-10 victory over
the Jaguars on Sunday.

The 6-foot-4, 308-pound right guard has spent his entire
five-year career with the Texans after they drafted him in the
third round in 2002. He has played in 44 games.