Metro police officers arrested a former Vanderbilt football player early Friday morning outside of Rippy’s Bar & Grill after he refused to leave the area.
Blake Gowder, 20, was allegedly carrying both a fake and real ID when he was told to leave Rippy’s. He then leaned up against an employee's pickup truck and, according to a police affidavit, verbally assaulted plainclothes officers when they told him to leave the premises.
A police affidavit stated that Gowder resisted and attempted to hit an officer when the officer tried to place him under arrest.
Officers took Gowder to the ground, placed him in custody, and charged him with underage alcohol consumption, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $13,000 bond.
According to Vanderbilt’s website, Gowder was redshirted during the 2010 season and he wasn’t on the 2011 roster.