Los Angeles Rams running back Tre Mason is in a lot of trouble after he was arrested by police authorities over the weekend for reckless driving and was tased for resisting arrest.
As reported by ESPN, Hollywood Police Department arrested Mason on suspicion of possession of marijuana, reckless driving, failure to register a motor vehicle and resisting arrest. Authorities stated that they have use a taser to subdue Mason, who was taken immediately to a hospital and was later released.
The police noted that they were tailing Mason after seeing him drive twice the speed limit in a 35 mph zone. The officer related that Mason even sped off after being asked to pull over and was only halted when another officer came into the pursuit.
When Mason was asked for his name and registration, the 22-year old Amity Ville, New York native would not respond and authorities smelled marijuana from the suspect’s vehicle. As he was asked to step out of the vehicle, Mason was stated to have resisted and officers had to use a taser to subdue him.
“I warned the defendant if he did not identify himself he would be subject to arrest and he smirked as he was making eye contact. The defendant was warned several times in a composed voice to stop resisting, exit the vehicle and if he did not comply with arrest, a Taser would be used,” Officer Lester Cochenour wrote in his report.
Meanwhile, the Rams issued a statement wherein they stated their disappointment on Mason’s actions and that they are also conducting their own investigation on the matter and will give their official word on probable team sanctions on Mason in the future.
“We are very disappointed to learn of an incident involving Tre Mason in the Miami, Fla., area Saturday afternoon. We are in the process of obtaining more information about the facts surrounding this incident and will have no further comment at this time,” the Rams said.
Mason will playing his third year with the Rams after he was selected in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Mason was the Ram’s third overall pick in the draft and second offensive pick overall, behind former team mate and second overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Greg Robinson.
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