Cop Harassed NFL Player Trying to See Dying Relative

Dallas police officer held Ryan Moats for 13 minutes outside hospital
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 26, 2009 3:47 PM CDT
Cop Harassed NFL Player Trying to See Dying Relative
This video frame grab taken from a police dashboard camera shows NFL player Ryan Moats outside Baylor Regional Medical Center in Plano, Texas, March 18, 2009.   (Dallas Morning News)

A Dallas police officer drew his gun on Ryan Moats after the NFL running back ran a red light as he tried to get to the hospital where his mother-in-law was dying of cancer, the Morning News reports. Dashboard video shows officer Robert Powell held Moats, 26, for 13 minutes in the hospital parking lot, threatening him with imprisonment. “I can screw you over,” Powell warned. (Read more NFL stories.)

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