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Manic Depressant
05-24-2009, 10:36 PM
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP)óMiami Dolphins defensive end Randy Starks(notes) has been charged with using his truck to hit a police officer who tried to stop the vehicle on foot.

Miami Beach Police say the officer tried to stop the 25-year-old player when he was driving a truck packed with 13 people early Sunday in heavy traffic. They say the vehicle was meant for four people.

Police say Starks kept slowly moving forward even as the officer was beside the truck. They say Starks swerved the vehicle slightly, hitting the officer in the chest and pinning him against another vehicle.

The officer wasnít injured, but Starks was charged with aggravated battery.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-dolphins-starksarrested&prov=ap&type=lgns

Vikes99ej
05-24-2009, 10:45 PM
Pretty important news regarding a pretty important player.

BlindSite
05-25-2009, 02:26 AM
What a moron

MetSox17
05-25-2009, 02:42 AM
Randy Starks has been in the league forever and he's only 25?!

BigBanger
05-25-2009, 04:23 AM
Cop should have shot him in the face several times.

Thats dangerous.

parrish_lemar24DBSkins
05-25-2009, 04:30 AM
IF there were thirteen people in his ride, and Starks (gently) hit the officer with the side of his vehicle while executing a turn, that looks accidental to me, not malicious.

No need to blast him in the face because a bike cop forgot to bring his car.

TitanHope
05-25-2009, 04:37 AM
Randy Starks has been in the league forever and he's only 25?!

Titans drafted him when he was 20, I believe.

Addict
05-25-2009, 04:59 AM
crime scene foto released:

http://www.strangecosmos.com/images/content/115962.jpg

diabsoule
05-25-2009, 10:57 AM
Damn, what a ******* moron.

E-Man
05-25-2009, 11:29 AM
What the hell? 13 people in a truck built for 4 people? Randy Starks still exists, and he still plays? What a revolting development.

FuzzyGopher
05-25-2009, 12:08 PM
Sounds like he went to the Randy Moss school of driving.

CC.SD
05-25-2009, 12:13 PM
What...what is wrong with this idiot?

D-Rod
05-25-2009, 03:14 PM
Dolphins obviously aren't paying him well if he can't afford a taxi for his friends...

Staubach12
05-25-2009, 03:17 PM
I've packed a lot of people into a car before, but what the hell was going on here? 13 people in a four-seater? And then hitting a cop? What are you doing?

OzTitan
05-26-2009, 12:35 AM
I've packed a lot of people into a car before, but what the hell was going on here? 13 people in a four-seater? And then hitting a cop? What are you doing?

Whatever he was doing, it's safe to say he was doing it wrong.

Finz99
05-26-2009, 12:55 AM
I want to know what goes through some peoples minds...

How does this come about? Who is sitting around 13 other people and goes "you know what would be cool...if we all jumped into my 4 seater and drive somewhere!"? I just don't get some peoples logic.

dolphinfan2k5
05-26-2009, 01:11 AM
It was a truck, obviously people were in the back. You could probably fit 5 or 6 in the front, and 7 or 8 in the back wouldn't be that packed.

Not condoning it though, pretty dumb.

whatadai
05-26-2009, 04:05 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbBWmLMVR_o

scottyboy
05-26-2009, 08:09 AM
hmm, that cops the first guy he's hit in a while

someone447
05-26-2009, 08:44 AM
It was a truck, obviously people were in the back. You could probably fit 5 or 6 in the front, and 7 or 8 in the back wouldn't be that packed.

Not condoning it though, pretty dumb.

Ya, we used to fit about that in a 4 seat truck. But sitting in the back of a truck is legal in Texas if you are over 18, it isn't in a lot of states.

Brent
05-26-2009, 09:42 AM
sitting in the back of a truck is legal in Texas if you are over 18, it isn't in a lot of states.
how else are you supposed to transport your 10 kids to school?

dolphinfan2k5
05-27-2009, 01:04 AM
For those interested:

O'Donnell said Starks' vehicle did not hit the officer. He said the vehicle had nine people, not 13, and the officer mistakenly included four pedestrians.

He said Starks drove a ''semi-tractor'' with four male friends (including Dolphins linebacker William Kershaw), and four women they picked up at the Clevelander. O'Donnell said it's ``impossible to knock on the window because it's 15 feet above the ground. The police were knocking on the side of the vehicle. When Randy realized that, he pulled over immediately, to the right, to the curb.

``He did not veer to the left. No one was sitting on his lap -- the lady was on the console. They had a right to tell him to pull over with nine people in a five-passenger car. But why handcuff him and go in his pockets when he committed no crime? Randy's dumbfounded.''

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/football/story/1066883.html

tjsunstein
05-27-2009, 01:07 AM
Bad initial reporting or the cop was an idiot. You decide.

Manic Depressant
05-27-2009, 10:52 AM
Ummm...wtf?

The NFL said it generally does not consider taking action before a case is settled legally.

That's not even remotely true.

Gay Ork Wang
05-27-2009, 11:32 AM
lol Pacman, Vick, Tank? thats the three that immideatly jump into my mind

parrish_lemar24DBSkins
05-27-2009, 01:09 PM
Appreciate the inside info, dolphinfan2k5.

That cop sounds shadey and more than a little jealous of another pro football player.

Staubach12
05-27-2009, 02:00 PM
For those interested:



http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/football/story/1066883.html

That makes more sense. I think I believe the article. I hold a general distrust of police officers, and I think that sounds like something that would legitimately happen.