Arrested football player Allen tased by jail personnel, report states

Mugshot from sophomore running back Leon Allen’s arrest on Aug. 4.

Cameron Koch

More details have emerged about sophomore running back Leon Allen’s recent run in with Bowling Green Police on Aug. 4, including being tased by jail personnel.

During a traffic stop at 2:17 a.m. at 1140 Kentucky St., a car in which Allen was a passenger was pulled over by BGPD. According to the police incident report, Allen immediately upon the stopping of the vehicle exited the passenger side of the car and began to walk off. An officer instructed him to return to the vehicle over loud speaker, to which Allen did not respond.

After multiple calls for him to return to the vehicle, Allen began to walk back towards officers “in an obvious defiant manner almost in an attempt to provoke police,” according to the police report. Allen would not provide his name when asked by the arresting officer.

Police charged Allen with second-degree disorderly conduct before taking him to Warren County Regional Jail. There the police report states Allen was “very uncooperative” with jail personnel, who as a result shot Allen with a taser.

He was released at noon on a $300 bond and is set to appear in court on Aug. 27.

Allen’s arrest marked the fifth arrest of a WKU football player in 5 months.

Senior defensive end Kene Anyigbo, a former forward on the WKU basketball team, was charged on April 7 with possession of marijuana and tampering with physical evidence when police responded to a loud music complaint and found Anyigbo high in his vehicle listening to music. He has transferred in the months since then.

Senior punter Hendrix Brakefield, WKU’s starting punter last season, was arrested on May 23 and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place. He was released eight hours later.

An intoxicated Brakefield told police he was trying to make his way back to his residence, but was found attempting to enter an apartment that was not his own before being arrested by police, the police report states.

WKU Police Department arrested Sophomore kicker Mike Mugler on June 29 at 3:35 a.m. and charged him with alcohol intoxication in a public place, resisting arrest, second-degree disorderly conduct and menacing. He was released at 1:10 p.m. on a $1,000 bond.

Senior fullback Kadeem Jones became the fourth Topper to get arrested this summer on July 13, when he was charged with driving under the influence. He was released later that morning on a $588.85 bond.

Both Allen, Jones and Brakefield play for WKU on scholarship.

Coach Bobby Petrino said last week after fall’s first football practice he plans to determine how to deal with the players in the coming weeks.

“There’s definitely some requirements that everyone’s going to have and things that they’re going to be asked to do,” he said. “We’ll see how they do and we’ll make a decision when the time comes.”