Attention: if an NFL player pulls something out of his pocket, it is a gun. Always. Make assumptions, it can save your life.
Tony Fein, an undrafted rookie who also served in the Army before going to the NFL and is an Iraq war veteran, was arrested by police for misdemeanor assault. Fein had handed an object, which police thought was a gun, to his friend in a restaurant. It turned out to be a cell phone.
If you need proof that racism is still ingrained in parts of the country, here you go. It’s a shame that wearing a sweatshirt with a hood on a day that isn’t “weather-appropriate” can be a reason for suspicious activity. Oh yeah, and being black. That probably had something to do with it.
Donato was knocked to the ground and hurt his right elbow, the report said. Donato grabbed Fein by his “F Troop, 9th Cavalry, Ft. Hood, Texas” sweatshirt and forced him to the ground, and Donato and other officers handcuffed Fein, the report stated. Fein was not injured, police said.
You wear your troop sweatshirt in inappropriate weather and take something out of your pocket? The nerve.