IRVING, Texas -- Former NFL receiver Terry Glenn has been charged with auto theft in what his attorney says is a mix-up over a car rental.
The 35-year-old Glenn was booked into the Irving jail Tuesday evening and released about six hours later. His attorney, Luis Vera of San Antonio, called the arrest a "crock of garbage."
"Terry had a long-term rental agreement on a car and extended it because his car was still under repair," Glenn's agent, James Gould, told ESPN's Chris Mortensen. "He called the rental car company to notify them he would be turning in the car late and to charge it to the credit card that was used to rent it in the first place. They had his driver's license number. Then, all of a sudden, he's driving with his 3-year-old son to Dave & Buster's at 5:30 in the afternoon when he's pulled over by a squadron of cars, something like eight policemen. He was arrested. They called it unauthorized use of a vehicle and apparently theft and nothing could be further from the truth. He was released on bond for next to nothing."
In an e-mail Wednesday, National spokeswoman Laura Bryant said company officials are investigating the matter. However, she said, "there was communication between our agent and Mr. Glenn before the car was reported missing." She didn't elaborate.
A year ago, he was arrested on public intoxication and marijuana possession allegations at an Irving hotel.
"This is just so unfortunate because Terry is so excited about his future, hoping to coach and help young men," Gould said. "This arrest never should have happened."
Chris Mortensen is a senior NFL analyst for ESPN.