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Lobos QB arrested — after pepper spraying his girlfriend

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I’m thinking somebody’s been cut off.  And is sleeping on the couch.  In the doghouse.

In a story that’s taken the early lead for “Legal Run-in of the Year”, New Mexico quarterback Ryan Trujillo was arrested late last week and charged with battery on a household member.  And how did he allegedly batter this female household member?  With her own pepper spray outside of an Albuquerque restaurant Friday night.

The Daily Lobo has the details:

The police report said he grabbed his girlfriend’s car keys off the table in the restaurant and that he and his girlfriend fought over the keys in the restaurant parking lot.

He then sprayed his girlfriend in the face with a pepper spray canister attached the keychain, according to police.

Trujillo was a true freshman walk-on for the Lobos in 2011.  The school is aware of and looking into the incident.

And we’re assuming Trujillo is looking for a new female household member as well.

(Tip O’ the Cap: EDSBS)

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9 Responses to “Lobos QB arrested — after pepper spraying his girlfriend”
  1. Thomas Sportsguy Brunt's Blog Post says: Jan 25, 2012 4:01 PM

    Wow, what a idiot.. #peoplethesedays

  2. LogicalConsideration says: Jan 25, 2012 4:49 PM

    Odd stock photo to use with the article. In this case, it was a woman, not a bearded guy, who needed her eyes, nose and mouth rinsed from being pepper sprayed. I admit it is unlikely there is a photo of her being treated for the spraying. That being the case, Trujillo’s mugshot would make more sense. And, a simple google search of “ryan trujillo mugshot” (not including the quotes) immediately brought it up.

  3. goforthanddie says: Jan 25, 2012 5:26 PM

    At least he didn’t punch her. And it is possible she needed spraying before it escalated.

  4. charliereno says: Jan 25, 2012 6:04 PM

    @ goforthanddie,
    I completely agree. The vagueness of this report makes Trujillo look like the bad guy, but who’s to say that his girlfriend wasn’t drunk and belligerent?

  5. pike573 says: Jan 25, 2012 7:12 PM

    Well we seem to assume he was in the wrong. What if she was trying to drink and drive and that’s why he took her keys. She then becomes belligerent. Then he did tr right thing. But either way, we don’t know what happened…

  6. jason1214 says: Jan 25, 2012 8:58 PM

    @Charlie, @gofor

    Are you two SERIOUS?
    So a grown man can’t handle his girlfriend (drunk or belligerent regardless) so he uses pepper spray on her? Nice logic.
    He deserves to be arrested.

  7. gacanefan says: Jan 25, 2012 9:05 PM


    You ever watch Jersey Shore?

  8. phillysuxbigd says: Jan 25, 2012 10:31 PM

    chuck norris uses pepper spray as a seasoning to spice up his steaks

  9. jason1214 says: Jan 26, 2012 9:19 AM


    Crap, you got me……: )

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