Here’s a riddle for Commissioner Goodell: If a locked out NFL player – who is currently a free agent – commits a crime during said lockout, is he subject to the new morality code?
Questions like this remain to be answered. But if we get a new CBA Mario Henderson will be among those that will test the long reaching arm of the Goodell law.
Early Thursday morning, Henderson was pulled over by a cop on foot patrol (I’ll leave the Rex Ryan jokes to Wes Welker) for violating a city ordinance by playing his music too loud. How Henderson was run down by an officer on foot is another story.
The real story is that the profiling…err…diligent officer asked Henderson if he had any weapons in the vehicle. Trying to be a good citizen, Mario responded with an honest answer explaining he had weapon was in his glove box.
When Mario opened the glove box there was no weapon to be found. Instead his unregistered gun was between the driver’s seat and center console.
From there Mario was booked for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, playing his car stereo too loud and cited for failure to wear a seatbelt. Oh and for good measure he was given a verbal scolding for having a dark tint on his Chevy Impala.
Now, the law is the law. No matter your opinion of it if you break it then you face the consequences.
However, somebody is going to have to explain to me how a cop can roll up on a car with a loud stereo and then automatically make the leap to asking if there are any weapons in the vehicle. Let’s just say if Johnnie Cochran were around he’d be in Fort Myers before the ink dried on Mario’s left index finger.
If you’re keeping score at home, Mike Florio, that’s two Raiders arrested this off-season. Yet still JaMarcus Russell remains (wait for it) at large with the more than $30-million he stole from Al Davis.