Bellator Fighter Joe Vedepo Arrested For Drunken Altercation With An Officer

Bellator MMA fighter Joe Vedepo, who suffered a loss to King Mo at the recent Bellator 131 event, was arrested Friday night due to a drunken altercation with a police officer.

Here are setails on the story from local news in the area:

“According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, officers responded to the Sports Column at 2:22 p.m. Friday for a report of a man inside who refused to leave. Responding officers encountered Jody “Joe” Vedepo, 31, of Columbus Junction, who is also known as “The Doctor” according to Ultimate Fighting Championship and other mixed martial arts websites. According to a December 2000 Gazette article, Vedepo wrestled for City High in Iowa City as a senior.

Police said Vedepo told officers he “knew his rights” and was going back into the bar. Vedepo resisted the officers and head butted one officer in the chest, sending him to the hospital with injuries to his back. Officers took Vedepo to the ground and attempted to handcuff him, but he rolled his body and kicked his legs. Officers deployed a Taser in an attempt to subdue Vedepo, but it was ineffective, police said.”

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