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Former LSU cornerback Tharold Simon, who is expected to be taken in this year's NFL Draft, was arrested Thursday night in his hometown of Eunice, La., on suspicion of intimidating an officer, multiple media outlets reported.

According to the reports, Simon was allegedly blocking a residential street with his car when officers asked him to move his vehicle. He was charged with public intimidation, resisting a police officer and for unnecessary noise violations, according to Eunice Police. He was released on $11,000 bond Friday morning, Eunice Police said.

Before leaving, Simon reportedly told officers "I own Eunice" and "I'm gonna buy these projects and you are gonna be mine," before finally moving his vehicle.

The Shreveport Times reported the incident took place on the eve of "Tharold Simon Day" in Eunice.

Simon allegedly told the officer that Eunice mayor Rusty Moody was on his side and that the officer would be fired for arresting him. Moody told KATC-TV in Lafayette that "Tharold Simon Day" festivities would go on as scheduled Friday.

Simon's agent, Peter Schaffer said his client is innocent and is considering taking legal action the police department.

"I've thoroughly investigated this matter, including getting statements from almost 30 witnesses who will corroborate the complete story that he did absolutely nothing wrong, and he acted with total class, peacefulness and dignity," Schaffer told USA Today Friday. "The police officer was way out of bounds and had absolutely no reason to arrest or interact with Mr. Simon."
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