Rams RB Tre Mason arrested in Florida on drug, traffic charges
Los Angeles Rams running back Tre Mason was arrested in Hollywood, Fla., Saturday on charges of resisting arrest, possession of cannabis, reckless driving and failure to register a motor vehicle, according to a police report obtained by Frank Guzman of WSVN.
According to police, Mason was pulled over just before 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday for driving over 75 mph in a 35 mph zone, and “changing lanes and braking abruptly to avoid a near collision.” He allegedly had to be forced to a stop after accelerating away from a pursuing officer, wouldn’t provide his license or name and had to be removed with help from a Taser.
Twelve grams of marijuana were found in the car, and Mason was taken into custody.
According to ESPN’s Nick Wagoner, the team is still trying to gather information about the incident.
Mason, 22, is entering his third season with the Rams after being drafted in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He carried the ball 75 times for 207 yards and a touchdown last season.
He played his college ball at Auburn, winning SEC Offensive Player of the Year in 2013.
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