March 6, 2009 / 7:02 PM / 10 years ago

Football star, actor Brian Bosworth arrested for DUI

Former NFL football player and actor Brian Bosworth gives a thumbs up gesture to photographers as he arrives for the premiere of his film "The Longest Yard" in Hollywood May 19, 2005. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former football star turned actor Brian Bosworth was arrested in Los Angeles on Friday on suspicion of driving his Harley Davidson motorcycle drunk along Hollywood Boulevard.

Bosworth, a maverick linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks in the late 1980s who starred in the 1991 action film “Stone Cold,” was taken into custody about 3:30 a.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

The celebrity Web site reported that Bosworth, 43, was pulled over along Hollywood Boulevard by officers who noticed that his Harley had no license plate.

TMZ said that officers detected alcohol on Bosworth’s breath and arrested him for suspicion of driving under the influence after he failed a breathalyzer test.

He was being held on $5,000 bail.

“The Boz” first gained fame as a big-tackling standout for the University of Oklahoma Sooners, where the outspoken linebacker was known for his fierce play, radical hairstyles and criticism of college athletics officials.

Though Bosworth’s starring role in “Stone Cold” failed to make him a top Hollywood action star, he has since made a number of film and TV appearances, including playing a prison guard in the 2005 Adam Sandler movie “The Longest Yard.”

Reporting by Dan Whitcomb

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