Friday, March 27, 2009

NFL Player Stopped for Traffic Infraction on Way to See Dying Mother-in-Law

You must watch this video. 

The player, Ryan Moats is trying to get himself, his wife, and another family member to the hospital in time to see his mother-in-law before she dies. Clearly, he is not concerned with having run stop signs and red lights; he has bigger issues on his mind. 

Now, I understand he has broken traffic laws, and the officer has a right to question him about it, but what reasonable human being wouldn't understand the gravity of the situation? How could he not have waited for Moats to visit his mother-in-law before he wrote the ticket?

I think it's pretty clear from the video that Moats does not care one iota about his offenses. The only compliance he is offering is to get the officer off his back. 

And a couple of things are particularly shocking about the officer's behavior to me:
1) he pulls his gun right when he leaves the car
2) he tells Moats that his attitude sucks. I'm sorry officer, whose attitude sucks? 

I'm just glad the wife and the other family member were badass enough to ignore the officer and walk into the hospital despite his orders. 

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