“We were made aware late last night that Gregg Jarrett was arrested in Minneapolis yesterday and charged with a misdemeanor,” said a Fox News spokesperson. “He is dealing with serious personal issues at this time. A date at which Gregg might return to air has yet to be determined.”
The anchor is known for his claim that Trayvon Martin may have been violent because he had smoked marijuana, and he also suggested the teen’s killer, George Zimmerman, had been punished enough for the crime by his apparent weight gain.
His arrest occurred at the same airport where then-Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID) was arrested on lewd conduct charges in a men’s restroom. He later pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.
Watch video of Jarrett during the broadcast that worried viewers, posted online by scott Jones:
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