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Army Vet & Olympic Wrestler ARRESTED For Hunting A Deer At A Car Dealership

August 25, 2014

Ok, we admit, this story sounds pretty odd since many of the details haven’t come out yet but the headline is accurate.

Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers, a two time Olympic wrestler was arrested in Colorado for hunting a deer at a car dealership.

My guess? This deer had made the car lot his home and was injured/sick and needed to be put down. Byers just so happened to have a witness with a big mouth when it happened.


 sergeant first class who’d become one of the faces of the U.S. Olympic wrestling team over the past decade was cited by Colorado Springs, Colorado, police Thursday night for hunting deer out of season at an area car dealership.

Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers, 39, was charged with several hunting-related violations, all misdemeanors, and released, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette reported. Witnesses saw Byers hunting a deer, reported; officers later found a euthanized buck with an arrow in it.

Byers, a Greco-Roman wrestler, finished seventh in the 120-kilogram (264.5-pound) weight class at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and ninth in the 2012 London games. He represented his sport during a video segment on NBC’s “Today” show at the 2012 games, during which Byers and a fellow Greco-Roman wrestler tossed around co-hosts Matt Lauer and Al Roker.

He’s listed as an assistant wrestling coach for the Army’s World Class Athlete Program, a Colorado Springs-based group where elite soldier-athletes train for Olympic competition while maintaining active-duty status.

Read More at the Army Times