Cleveland Browns defensive back Kenny Wright was arrested yesterday, following a quarter-mile foot chase that began in the parking lot of a police station in Pearland Texas.
Police said they found 1.875 ounces of marijuana in Wright's vehicle. He now faces a misdemeanor charge of unlawful restraint, a misdemeanor charge of evading arrest and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana.
If found guilty on the unlawful restraint charge, Wright faces up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine. If found guilty on the other charges, Wright faces up to six months in jail and a $2,000 fine on each charge.
Why is this interesting to me? There are a few reasons.
- Police responded to a report of a disturbance in the police station parking lot. Are you kidding me? I mean, you can tell that the guy had smoked himself silly just by looking at the mug shot, but still, the parking lot of a police station? I can’t believe this guy is allowed to take off his helmet... he clearly needs to protect those few remaining brain cells.
- The Pearland PD is actually patting itself on the back for successfully resolving a disturbance in its own parking lot. No joke. Here’s an actual quote: "We had people on scene pretty fast and I believe because of our quick response time and the mental and physical toughness of our officers to catch offenders, we were able to get him in custody quickly and safely," Sgt. Roy Castillo said. (This one literally made me laugh out loud.”
- An NFL defensive back was chased down, on foot, by Barney Fife. Now, I’m not saying you’ve lost a step, Kenny. Hey, maybe Pearland has the fastest deputies in the country. All I’m saying is that you may not want to spend any part of next year’s salary (should you get one) on a Ferrari. Two words: savings account.
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