Los Angeles police Sgt. Alex Ortiz says Bosworth was arrested early Friday near the corner of Hollywood and Cahuenga boulevards. Ortiz had no other details about the 43-year-old former athlete's arrest.
He is being held on $5,000 bail.
Bosworth garnered fame as a University of Oklahoma linebacker before retiring three years into a 10-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks due to a shoulder injury.
His movie credits include "Stone Cold," "Virus," "Three Kings" and "The Longest Yard."
A phone message left with Bosworth's agent early Friday was not immediately returned.