49ers offensive lineman Daniel Kilgore
KINGSPORT — A National Football League player was arrested in Kingsport last weekend for public intoxication.
Daniel Kilgore, 26, 241 Bent St., Kingsport, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. Kilgore is an offensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers.
The incident happened in the early morning hours of Jan. 26. According to a police report, Kingsport officer Greg Lane observed two males staggering on the sidewalk heading west near 733 W. Stone Drive at 2:18 a.m.
Lane stopped to speak with both males, and he stated in his report he could smell a strong odor of alcohol. He stated both men also had red eyes and dilated pupils.
After identifying the two suspects, Lane determined both were too intoxicated to be in public. He arrested both suspects for public intoxication "for their safety and the welfare of the public." Brandon T. Thompson, 25, 3936 Thorton Drive, Kingsport, was also arrested.
Kilgore graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and attended college at Appalachian State University. He was drafted in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL draft by the 49ers.
According to the 49ers website, Kilgore only played in one game his rookie year, but has played every game for the last two years. While a member of the 49ers, Kilgore has three NFC championship game appearances and one Super Bowl appearance.
The 49ers lost the NFC championship game to the Seattle Seahawks this year.