TAMPA - Former NFL running back Rabih Abdullah was arrested this morning and charged with felony corruption by threat against a public servant.
Abdullah, who played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1998 to 2001, also faces misdemeanor counts of trespassing and resisting arrest without violence. He remains in the Orient Road Jail with no bail set.
Despite a lifetime ban against him at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, he was seen inside the casino at about 4:25 a.m. today, an arrest affidavit states. A tribal police officer placed him under arrest and tried escorting him from the building.
Abdullah, 32, pulled away and threatened the officer, according to the affidavit.
At the jail, Abdullah told the officer, "If I was not uniform, he would 'show me who's boss' and that he wanted me to go to his address so he could see who's the 'real man,' " the officer writes in the arrest affidavit.
Abdullah played seven seasons in the National Football League. After leaving Tampa Bay, he played with the Chicago Bears in 2002 and 2003 and the New England Patriots in 2004. With the Bucs, he was a reserve running back, playing mostly on special teams.