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Old 04-19-04, 12:28 PM
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Patriots CB Ty Law arrested in Miami

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- New England Patriots cornerback Ty Law was arrested after he allegedly led police on a brief foot chase though a popular nightclub district, officials said.

Law was driving his 2004 Rolls-Royce early Saturday morning in the South Beach section of the city when an officer flagged him down for a lane violation, according to a report filed by Miami Beach police.


The 30-year-old Pro Bowl player initially pulled over, but police said he sped off, prompting them to chase him until he stopped again. The officers then told Law to put his hands behind his back, but he "became upset and pulled away from our grasp" and ran off, they said.

The officers caught up with him after a short chase. Law told the two officers "not to touch him because he is a professional athlete," police said.

Law was charged with failure to obey a police officer and resisting an officer, both misdemeanors.

Law was taken to the Miami-Dade County Jail after his arrest and released early Saturday morning on $1,500 bond.

Law's agent told The Boston Globe that one of the officers allegedly used excessive force and tossed Law's wallet in his face.

"Basically, it was a routine traffic stop that turned into a misunderstanding due to an overzealous police officer," agent Carl Poston said. A Miami Beach police spokesman did not immediately return a phone call.

Law, reached at his Plantation home by The Associated Press, declined comment and referred calls to his attorney.

Patriots spokesman Stacey James said the team was "aware of the reports. We're going to work internally to gather more information."

In December 2000, Law ran into trouble when U.S. Customs officials found several Ecstasy pills in his bag after he was leaving Canada with two other players.

Law said the drug belonged to his cousin, but paid a $700 administrative fine at the scene and was released.

That same year, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick suspended Law for the season finale against the Miami Dolphins, a move that cost Law his $87,500 paycheck for one game.

More recently, Law has said he no longer wants to play for New England because of a dispute over his contract, which has two more years. He wanted an extension that would have made him the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL, but negotiations have stalled.

In 1995, Law was New England's first-round draft pick, and four years later, he signed a $50 million contract, one of the richest in league history.

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Old 04-19-04, 12:29 PM
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This is why Miami Dolphin fans shouldnt be allowed to be cops.
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This is why Miami Dolphin fans shouldnt be allowed to be cops.


I like the part where he said "Don't touch me, I'm a professional athlete"

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Old 04-19-04, 12:32 PM
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I like the part where a professional athlete got chased down by the cops. But whats strange is that cops arrested him at all. He has a family to feed, after all.
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Originally posted by chrisih8u
I like the part where a professional athlete got chased down by the cops. But whats strange is that cops arrested him at all. He has a family to feed, after all.
Yeah, good point. He's a corner, so he should be fast
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I like the part where he said "Don't touch me, I'm a professional athlete"




And the NFL wanted ESPN to drop Playmakers.
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Man this is simple profiling. The cops see a blackman on the weekend in a nice area and they have to fabricate some kind of violation to see what crime he is up to, I bet they would not have pulled over, and/or chased Jason Seahorn.
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Originally posted by Cusm
Man this is simple profiling. The cops see a blackman on the weekend in a nice area and they have to fabricate some kind of violation to see what crime he is up to, I bet they would not have pulled over, and/or chased Jason Seahorn.
Jason Sehorn wouldn't have been able to run, his knees would have given out on him

Either that or the cops would catch his slow ass.....
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Originally posted by Cusm
Man this is simple profiling. The cops see a blackman on the weekend in a nice area and they have to fabricate some kind of violation to see what crime he is up to, I bet they would not have pulled over, and/or chased Jason Seahorn.
Law's agent didnt deny that their was a violation.
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Jason Sehorn wouldn't have been able to run, his knees would have given out on him

Either that or the cops would catch his slow ass.....
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I like the part where he said "Don't touch me, I'm a professional athlete"

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Man this is simple profiling. The cops see a blackman on the weekend in a nice area and they have to fabricate some kind of violation to see what crime he is up to, I bet they would not have pulled over, and/or chased Jason Seahorn.
Considering how many "minorities" there are in Miami ("minority" in quotes because the might not actually be in the minority in Miami) , that is a huge jump to conclusion to make.

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Man this is simple profiling. The cops see a blackman on the weekend in a nice area and they have to fabricate some kind of violation to see what crime he is up to, I bet they would not have pulled over, and/or chased Jason Seahorn.
Whites are almost as much a minority in Miami as any other race.
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He's a dumbass...
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Damn, what impresses me is that he was driving a Rolls, now that's riding in style!
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He's a dumbass...
That pretty much sums it up...

But he was ridin in a 2004 Rolls Royce! I had no idea they still made those!

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Damn, what impresses me is that he was driving a Rolls, now that's riding in style!

What impresses me most is that he was willing to bail on a '04 Rolls. Did he think they would not be able to id him from HIS car. if he succesfully escaped them on foot?
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Law told the two officers "not to touch him because he is a professional athlete," police said.


He should put that on a business card when he starts to sell life insurance!

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He should put that on a business card when he starts to sell life insurance!

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Police: What's your name, boy!

Ty: What? Name's Ty.

Police: Got a last name, Ty?

Ty: What? Last [CENSORED] name's Law!

Police: Oh, we got us a professional athlete comedian, here!
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Patriots cornerback Ty Law reiterated yesterday that he would like to be traded, adding that his arrest during a traffic stop in Miami Beach early Saturday morning won't hurt the cause.

"Hey, it might even be a blessing in disguise,'' said Law, who has been embroiled in a contract dispute with the Patriots since February. `Whatever happens, happens. If they trade me, more power to me. Let the trades begin.''




I the Pats should trade him.
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Who would take him? All I've heard about this year's draft is the overabundance of cornerbacks in it. And they are young, fast and none are Ty Law.
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Lots of teams would want him. And I'd bet at least one other team has already agreed to a contract with him.
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I can see Washington overpaying for his services.
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I can see Washington overpaying for his services.
They're certainly not above talking to players who are under contract.
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