Rules for police officers: The first rule of jerking around people you are ticketing is not to do it in front of the hospital where their relative is dying. The second rule is not to mess with people who have some measure of fame, at least enough to get the media interested. And the third rule is to remember that your dashboard camera is on.
This Dallas Morning News story (with video) is very disturbing. Last week, Ryan Moats, a running back for the Houston Texans, drove his wife and other family members to a Dallas area hospital to be with his dying mother-in-law. He violated some traffic rules getting there, and was pulled over by a police officer in front of the hospital. Instead of giving an obviously distressed person a break, the officer gives him a huge load of grief and a lecture about manners.
Police Officer Prevents NFL Player From Seeing His Dying Relative originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Thu, 26 Mar 2009 12:55:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.