Ryan Moats police saga

Sorry if this has been posted before- I heard about it on WHJY this morning up in RI.

Even though Moats isn't with the Eagles anymore, this is still a pretty crazy story. When I heard he was involved in a police incident I expected something along the lines of him getting arrested- and it wasn' t the case.

And BTW I may as well introduce myself- I moved to RI about six years ago after growing up in Philly, and I look forward to ragging on Pats fans as they learn that yes, it generally does take a little bit longer than a year to come back 100% after a serious knee injury. They shoulda kept Cassel...

[Note by JasonB, 03/26/09 9:19 AM EDT ] added link/story. This is worth reading, what a horrible thing for Moats to have to go through

NFL player's police saga at Plano hospital captured on dash cam.

As he rushed his family to the hospital, 26-year-old NFL running back Ryan Moats rolled through a red light. A Dallas police officer pulled their SUV over outside the emergency room.

Moats and his wife explained that her mother was dying inside the hospital.

"You really want to go through this right now?" Moats pleaded. "My mother-in-law is dying. Right now!"

Officer Robert Powell, 25, was unmoved. He spent long minutes writing Moats a ticket and threatened him with arrest.

"I can screw you over," the officer said. "I'd rather not do that."

The scene last week, captured by a dashboard video camera, prompted apologies and the promise of an investigation from Dallas police officials Wednesday.

"There were some things that were said that were disturbing, to say the least," said Lt. Andy Harvey, a police spokesman.