Former Iowa Hawkeye and New York Giants Football player Tyler Sash was arrested Saturday after a brief pursuit in Oskaloosa. Officials say at around 1:27-a.m. Saturday, Sash fled on a motorized scooter, after Police in Oskaloosa attempted to make a traffic stop.
During the chase, Sash dumped the scooter and fled on foot. Officers found him hiding behind a tree, but the complaint and an affidavit say Sash continued to run from Police. The officers eventually deployed a stun gun against Sash in order to make him stop. After he was tased, Sash allegedly continued to resist arrest.
Later, while in custody, Sash admitted to having six drinks within the period of an hour. He declined to take a breath test. Police charged him with Public Intoxication and Interference with Official Acts. Early Tuesday afternoon, Sash plead not guilty to both charges, and demanded a trial by jury. No trial date has been set.
Sash was a member of the Iowa Hawkeyes for three seasons, from 2008 to 2010. He played for the New York Giants beginning in 2011 and until his was cut from the team in August, 2013.