It's a moment that will follow him for the rest of his career. What Overton is hoping won't follow him for the rest of his career, however, is an altercation that put the Indiana grad in the spotlight for the wrong reasons on Saturday.
As the Bloomington Herald-Times reported, Overton was back in his old stomping grounds to present a $50,000 check at the Indiana-Kentucky game to Play Golf America, and watch his alma mater go toe-to-toe against the top team in the country.
Those were the highlights of the trip. The lowlights came after the game, when Overton's limo was pulled over for blocking traffic. It wouldn't have been that big of a deal except Overton was yelling at people on the street and causing a scene that gave police enough cause to ask the pro golfer to step out of the vehicle.
That's when things went south ... in a hurry.
... Overton repeatedly refused to give his ID to police and refused to step out of the limo. A police report described Overton's behavior as "belligerent," and he reportedly told officers "he wasn't going to do anything." Police say he smelled of alcohol, his eyes were glassy and his speech was slurred.
To make matters worse, Overton tried to pull away from the officers as he was being arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Yeah, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that was a really bad idea.
The stunt ended up tacking on a third misdemeanor for evading arrest to Overton's list of charges. Overton told the paper he felt his "rights were violated," which seems really silly when you realize his antics in the limo were the reason he got questioned in the first place.
Hopefully Overton uses this mugshot for the Christmas card he's sending to Tim Finchem. I'm sure it'd go front and center on the fireplace mantel.
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