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Tennessee Titans Player Cited In Georgia DUI Crash

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LINCOLNTON, Ga. (AP/CBS) - Sheriff's officials said a Tennessee Titans tight end has been arrested in a roll-over drunken driving crash in eastern Georgia.

A Lincoln County Sheriff's report said 23-year-old Brandon Barden lost control of a truck carrying two other passengers on February 23 and crashed into a ditch in Lincolnton - about 35 miles northwest of Augusta. The report said the truck flipped and landed on its side.

Deputies said they spoke with Barden after the accident and smelled a strong odor of alcohol. Barden refused to do a sobriety test and was taken to the sheriff's office, where he again refused to take a sobriety test.

He was charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane.

Barden lives in Lincolnton and played for Vanderbilt University. He was drafted in 2012.

Barden spent most of the 2012 season on the Titans' practice squad before being promoted to the 53-man roster in December. Barden was active for Tennessee's final three regular season games last season, but didn't tally any offensive stats.

The Titans have stated that the team is aware of the incident and "still gathering facts."

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press/CBS News Interactive.)

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