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Mike Levine

Washington, DC


NFL Player Arrested in Iowa

January 19, 2010 - 6:16 PM | by: Mike Levine
Chad Rinehart's booking photo

Chad Rinehart's booking photo

A Washington Redskins player has been arrested in Iowa for alleged public intoxication.

Chad Rinehart, described by the Redskins as “a versatile lineman who can play both the guard and tackle positions,” was taken into custody early yesterday morning after he set off an alarm at a pizza restaurant in Cedar Falls, according to a local police official.

After responding to the scene around 2 a.m., officers from the University of Northern Iowa found Rinehart, 24, pulling on a locked door at the restaurant, the official said.

Officers thought they smelled alcohol on his breath and arrested him, according to the official.

Rinehart, an Iowa native, was booked at the Black Hawk County jail and then released.

He played football at Northern Iowa, where he appeared in 40 games with 37 starts at left tackle, according to the Redskins web site. In addition, he “earned consensus All-American and unanimous All-Gateway Conference first-team selections in 2007,” and he was a semifinalist for the Draddy Award “given to the nation’s top scholar athlete,” according to the Redskins.

The Redskins acquired Rinehart in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft.