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Deputies: Former Gulf football standout charged with disorderly conduct


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HOLIDAY — Former Gulf High running back Adrian “Bubba” Golden was arrested Sunday after causing a disturbance at a local bar, according to authorities.

Golden, of 534 Pine St., Tarpon Springs, was at Slim & Chubbies Bar and Grill, 1436 U.S. 19, about 1:45 a.m. on the morning of his 21st birthday when deputies were called about a disturbance.

Golden, according to the bar’s security officer, threatened to return to the establishment with a gun. When deputies arrived, Golden took a combative stance and began to shout at authorities, the arrest report said.

Golden was taken to the ground, handcuffed and arrested.

Golden was a football standout at Gulf High. During his junior year in the 2008 season, Golden set Pasco County’s all-time single-season rushing record with 2,514 yards. He also set the county’s single-game rushing benchmark that season, collecting 409 yards against Ridgewood.

He helped lead the school to its first ever 6-0 start and their playoff victory later that season.

Golden was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting an officer without violence. Bond was set at $150 on his resisting arrest charge.

This was his fourth arrest in six months. Golden was arrested in February for false imprisonment. A month later he was taken into custody and charged with simple battery and tampering with a witness. In May, Golden was arrested and charged with domestic battery.

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