Oh, those wacky Los Angeles Rams!
Three years ago, before they left their limited, unenthusiastic fan base in St. Louis, they infuriated local police officers when five of their players made a tribute to the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” lie. (Incidentally, the next year, one of those players, wide receiver Stedman Bailey was non-fatally shot in the head, presumably without his hands up and presumably by a fellow black, while in South Florida, serving a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy).
Now, based in Los Angeles (where they also have a limited number of fans who also seem indifferent to their presence), they’ve had another “incident.”
LOS ANGELES RAMS DEFENSIVE END ETHAN WESTBROOKS WAS ARRESTED FRIDAY NIGHT ON SUSPICION OF CARRYING A LOADED STOLEN FIREARM, ACCORDING TO CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL RECORDS OBTAINED BY NFL.COM.
WESTBROOKS WAS ARRESTED ON FIVE FELONY CHARGES OF RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY, CARRYING A LOADED FIREARM, CARRYING A STOLEN LOADED FIREARM, GRAND THEFT OF A FIREARM AND POSSESSION OF A HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINE, ACCORDING TO POLICE RECORDS.
WESTBROOKS WAS ARRESTED WITHOUT INCIDENT FOLLOWING A TRAFFIC STOP ON INTERSTATE 5 WEST OF BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA. ACCORDING TO THE POLICE REPORT, THE ARRESTING OFFICER STOPPED WESTBROOKS AFTER HE NOTICED HIM DRIVING AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED. AFTER STOPPING WESTBROOKS, THE OFFICER OBSERVED A HANDGUN IN THE VEHICLE AND DETERMINED IT WAS LOADED. A RECORDS CHECK OF HANDGUN REVEALED THE GUN WAS REPORTED STOLEN. WESTBROOKS WAS THEN PLACED UNDER ARREST.
WESTBROOKS WAS BOOKED INTO THE KERN COUNTY JAIL RECEIVING FACILITY IN BAKERSFIELD BEFORE BEING RELEASED. THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL ARREST-INVESTIGATION REPORT HAS BEEN FORWARDED TO THE KERN COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY OFFICE FOR REVIEW.
IN MARCH, WESTBROOKS WAS ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA.
Sounds like a hell of a guy! Wonder if he feels done victimized by the police, President Trump, this evil country or whatever else!