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Moats pulled over, misses in-law's death

March 26, 2009 at 11:15 PM

PLANO, Texas, March 26 (UPI) -- Houston running back Ryan Moats' mother-in-law died in a hospital while he was getting a traffic ticket as he rushed to be with her, the Houston Chronicle said.

Jonetta Collinsworth, 45, a breast cancer patient and the mother of Moats' wife, Tamishia, died March 18 as Officer Robert Powell detained Moats and family members at Baylor Regional Medical Center in Plano, Texas, the newspaper reported Thursday.

Citing official records, the newspaper said Officer Powell observed Moats twice rolling his sport utility vehicle through red lights as he approached the hospital early in the morning. Moats later told KRLD-FM in Houston that he and his family left his home in Frisco, Texas, after being told that Collinsworth was near death.

"All I know is what he did was wrong," Moats said. "He stole a moment from me that I can never get back."

Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle apologized and said administrative charges will be levied against Powell.

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