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The mother of former Ohio State left tackle Alex Boone said tonight that her son has been released from police custody in the Los Angeles area after his arrest late Sunday night.

Amy Boone said her son, a former St. Ed star and an All-Big Ten selection during his senior season with the Buckeyes, was charged with public intoxication, while a police spokesperson said it was possible that other charges could be filed.

Previously, Alex Boone was convicted of drunken driving after his arrest in April of 2006, a time when he vowed to put his issues with drinking, which he said started in eighth grade, behind him.

"We love and support him. He is our heart and soul, and our plan is to help him with this problem," Amy Boone said tonight from her home in Lakewood. "This is obviously a problem. He had it in the past and it has reared its ugly head again."

Boone was living in the Los Angeles area while working out a facility that trains players for the NFL Draft. He had been invited to attend the NFL Combine in the middle of February. Amy Boone said her son had been worried about his falling draft stock, and this arrest will only hurt his prospects in the eyes of NFL teams. Amy Boone said the plan is still for Alex to continue working out in Los Angeles and attend the combine.

"He is under a tremendous amount of stress, which most people will never know," Amy Boone said. "He is devastated and so sorry that this happened."

Boone was arrested just before midnight on Sunday, allegedly with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit of .08 in California. Boone was not driving, however, but was, according to a police spokesman, jumping on cars in the parking lot of his apartment complex and on the back of a tow truck.

When police were called, the spokesman said Boone fled and was eventually found hiding on a patio, where he was tasered twice in order for police to arrest him.

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