Former St. Louis
standout is arrested

Jason Gesser is charged with
driving while intoxicated


Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2003

>> Former Saint Louis School and Washington State University quarterback Jason Gesser was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants early Sunday. A story on Page A3 in yesterday's early edition said incorrectly that he was arrested early Saturday.

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Jason Gesser, an NFL quarterback and former Saint Louis School star, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol over the weekend.

Police said they arrested the 24-year-old Tennessee Titan backup quarterback for drunken driving at 4:55 a.m. Saturday at Kaheka and Makaloa streets.

The Hawaii-born Gesser was released from police custody Sunday morning after posting $500 bail.

The former Saint Louis standout made his mark as a Washington State University quarterback, taking the team to the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day 2003.

He was also a Heisman Trophy candidate as a senior at Washington State.

Gesser was named the PAC-10 Conference's co-offensive player of the year in 2002. He was a three-year starter and threw for 8,830 yards with 70 touchdowns and 39 interceptions.

Gesser signed on with the Titans last year as a free agent after he failed to get picked in the NFL draft.

Gesser is also a great-grandson of Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer Joseph "Red" Dunn, who played on three NFL championship teams.

He could not be reached for comment.


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