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Police use Taser while arresting Los Angeles Rams' Tre Mason

By The Sports Xchange   |   March 7, 2016 at 1:00 AM
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Police in Hollywood, Fla., announced that they twice used a stun gun while arresting Los Angeles Rams running back Tre Mason following a Saturday night traffic stop.

Mason, 22, reportedly was hospitalized after the incident.

According to the police report, Mason was driving more than twice the 35 mph speed limit when stopped. The officer said Mason refused to supply his name or driver's license, and the officer added that he smelled marijuana.

The officer and his partner then told Mason he was under arrest, and when he would not get out of the car, Mason displayed "great resistance" as the two tried to pull him out. When a third officer still couldn't get Mason out, "a Taser was utilized on the driver to subdue him," according to the police report.

Mason was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana, reckless driving, failure to register a motor vehicle and resisting arrest.

The Rams issued a statement Sunday that read, "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."

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Rams, who moved from St. Louis in January, met for the first time in Southern California on Friday. Approximately 80 percent of the players were in attendance, but the team would not confirm whether Mason was there, the newspaper reported.

A third-round draft pick out of Auburn in 2014, Mason gained 207 yards on 75 carries last season (2.8-yard average) while scoring one touchdown. He added 18 catches for 88 yards. In his rookie season, he ran the ball 179 times for 765 yards (4.3-yard average) and four touchdown. He had 16 receptions for 148 yards and one touchdown in 2014.

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