Former Atlanta Falcons star Jamal Anderson arrested in dispute over $50, police say

Credit: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

Former Atlanta Falcons player Jamal Anderson was arrested Saturday night in Georgia.

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Anderson was arrested for public intoxication after he reportedly refused to pay a limo driver, according to the arrest warrant obtained by WSB-TV. Anderson, 46, has since bonded out of jail. Police said the arrest stems from a dispute over $50.

Investigators say the incident began when a local limo driver called police after Anderson refused to pay him for the ride. When officers arrived, they discovered that Anderson didn't have any money and was reportedly drunk.

The former All-Pro running back played eight seasons with the Falcons and was a key member of the 1998 Super Bowl team. Anderson really made a name for himself when he introduced the world to the "Dirty Bird Dance."

Anderson's career came to an end after he suffered a knee injury in 2001. Since his retirement, he's had multiple arrests.

Two years ago, officers responded to a QuikTrip after police say he exposed himself while under the influence of alcohol. He wasn't arrested during that incident, but it wasn't his first brush with the law in Georgia.

Anderson was arrested in 2009 for suspected cocaine possession and again in 2012 on suspicion of DUI. 

WSB-TV reached out to Anderson's representatives for comment but has not gotten a response.

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