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WATCH: EKU football player body-slams police officer during arrest

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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46 Comments for WATCH: EKU football player body-slams police officer during arrest

  1. 2Dogs
    1:42 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

    Boy that escalated quickly. That’s why you keep your head on a swivel.

  2. ColoradoCatFan88
    1:47 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

    He’s probably lucky he didn’t get shot.. it’s never a good idea to physically threaten or harm a police officer. What an idiot

  3. StuckinLville
    1:48 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

    What an idiot. Good thing there is footage or we would have been told how white cops attacked an innocent black man.

    • Bluebloodtoo
      2:05 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

      We don’t know if he’s guilty of anything. How do you know he’s not innocent?

    • Wade
      2:48 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

      They smelled alcohol, disorderly conduct, tried to elude, attempted to body slam an officer smh, what you talkin bout Willis,?

    • Bluebloodtoo
      2:09 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

      To be more clear… IF you were a black man and you did nothing wrong, but two cops who happened to be white were harassing you for what appeared to be nothing of substance, how might you respond? Look, I’m not saying his behavior is justified because I have no idea what is happening there. What I’m saying is that you most likely don’t know either, so how are you so quick to arrive at a conclusion that includes racism?

    • CombatMedic_98
      4:01 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

      When you step AT a COP…YOU DONE…PERIOD. I am sure you watched the video…sometimes maybe twice for you to see he came AT the officer…RESULTS= JAIL…!

    • Bluebloodtoo
      9:36 am February 14, 2020 Permalink

      Yes, I agree that his actions are wrong. I agree that the color SHOULDN’T matter, but it does. It matters to black people that deal with racial preference STILL every day in this country. Not all of them deal with it, and not all white people are problems. But it does still happen, and I have some level of understanding and compassion for those that still deal with it. All I’m trying to do is increase awareness. I’m not trying to excuse this scenario or any specific other scenario. But I do know what discrimination feels like. It’s really difficult to understand until you’ve experienced it.

    • JASUN74
      6:44 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

      Bluebloodtoo, it doesn’t matter if you’re black or white and it doesn’t matter if the cops are black or white, when they are there for whatever reason and are talking to you you don’t try to fight them!! You go along with them and say yes Sir, no sir!!

      What about “if you’re a black man and two cops that happen to be white harass you, how might you respond”? That’s the stupidest thing anyone has ever asked here!! What the hell does it matter what color you are!!! Anyway, I’ll still answer it for you!! YOU COMPLY 100% WITH THE OFFICERS!! Worst case, you go to jail.

    • StuckinLville
      7:16 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

      BlueBlood, did you not watch the footage or did you choose to see what you wanted? You literally watched him assault an officer, yet we dont know if he’s guilty? Uhh ok. I guess you really believed Michael Brown had his hands up too. FYI, it doesnt matter what color the cop is. You dont act like that with cops, period! A lot of people act just like this and then when they end up killed, it was a racist cops fault. Also, you really need to look up the definition of racism because there was nothing revolving around racism that I said. Just the fact that when white cops and a black man is involved, it’s best to have footage so you can discredit anyone saying what they want…aka “Michael Brown had his hands up sayin don’t shoot” When the reality was, he reached through the officers car window and then charged at him like a line backer.

  4. RealCatsFan
    2:09 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

    Geez, what is it with EKU football players and violent assaults? First Drew Barker, now this. 😉

    (Yes, I do know that UK football players have had incidents of violent assaults as well…)

  5. David85777
    2:11 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

    People, please teach your children that there is no such thing as “winning” an altercation with police. You will lose, you may ruin your life, and you may end your life. Police have the backing off all society that their will be law and order. Imagine a world where police just gave in like, “well he fought back really hard, so I left him off the hook”. This doesn’t work because it would encourage violence. So every story is, “He escalated the situation, so we had to use more force. He turned a misdemeanor into multiple felonies in the process. Now his life is trash.”

    It may seem like playing football at EKU is as low as life can get, but jail and a lifetime of struggling to get a job as a convicted felon is may be even worse.

    • Bluehender
      3:28 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

      Your first two sentences says it all. My dad used to say, when they get those handcuffs on you there’s nothing you can do. You’d better cooperate..

    • RealCatsFan
      3:40 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

      Note that he was a transfer from Auburn. Don’t know if that was because of disciplinary reasons, or if he just wanted more playing time, but in any case, the young man had a golden opportunity to graduate with a college degree with ZERO college debt, and that is something that a LOT of people would be happy to have. Very sad that he may have just tossed this opportunity in the toilet for a very stupid action. Sounds like he was into something that was taking him down the wrong path in the first place. Some people are their own worst enemy.

    • CombatMedic_98
      3:54 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

      Ex-Football Player NOW…never step toward a cop…he should of been tased immediately…stuffed and cuffed! Sad.

  6. secrick
    2:15 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

    You call that a body slam?

    • Bluebloodtoo
      2:16 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

      Yeah, I thought some sensationalism was at work there too.

    • ClutchCargo
      2:20 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

      It’s TMZ, so…

    • RackEmWillie
      2:35 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

      That’s my biggest question. A hug and sling isn’t quite the same. I was expecting to see something where the officer got legit slammed by the guy.

    • RealCatsFan
      3:41 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

      He didn’t slam him per se, but he did pick the dude up off the ground like a sack of potatoes, so that is never going to end well when it is a police officer.

    • WillySpankit
      1:06 am February 15, 2020 Permalink

      Yeah, if that’s their idea of a slam, I feel bad of OP’s girlfriend.

  7. damage_control
    2:37 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

    That poor little female midget midget cop lol…earning that paycheck!

    • CombatMedic_98
      3:59 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

      And that poor little “ex-football” player just earned himself three free hots and a cot…LOL…for assault on a Police Officer…He definitely got a sack on the cop, must a thought he was in a game but his technique on the take down needed some improvement though…didn’t thrust with the hips…LOL…how bout you…come on

  8. ClutchCargo
    2:47 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

    Ok, so that happened. But what the heck was an EKU football player even doing in suburban Columbus on a Monday?

  9. TonyMontana
    2:49 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

    The most interesting part to me was when he folded over in a fetal position and put his hood on and covered his head with his arms to try to protect himself. He’s obviously terrified of the police (and with good reason). But you cant touch a cop! Even if you just lifted him up and gently layed him back down, that’s gonna get you multiple felonies and many years in federal prison.

    • StuckinLville
      7:28 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

      He only did that because he knew he was about to get pepper sprayed.

  10. GoCatz
    2:54 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

    That other cop was a HUGE help

  11. Dark Soul
    3:35 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

    He deserved to get arrested but they always turn something into multiple felonies. There is no way in hell that should be a felony charge.

    • Bluehender
      4:00 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

      If you were a cop I’d say you’d have a different opinion about that.

    • WILDCATS1968
      5:01 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

      i would say the drugs found in his car and erratic behavior mixed with him trying to assault a police officer and then shoved the lady officer says different. His intent was to lift the officer up and slam him in the pavement, can’t go by end result because he failed to accomplish it. What other purpose to you think he had lifting the officer up in the air ? If the officer did not get him in a front face lock (front choke hold), he might have carried out his intentions. The police officers opened dialogue and where courteous in the beginning, he was the one who escalated the situation. he stepped toward the officer and invaded his space and put his hands on him.

    • 2Dogs
      5:13 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

      Assaulting a police officer is a felony. Assaulting EMS is a felony. Assaulting a sports referee is a felony. If you don’t agree with it don’t do it.

    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      6:58 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

      As bad as the officiating has been in college and the NFL these last few years smacking a ref should get a first round pick not charges.

  12. Catcasey1
    4:01 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

    It’s comes down to respect for the law

  13. Looother
    4:08 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

    A registered DemocRat. Surprise, surprise…

    • 4everUKBlue
      4:50 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

      Registered idiot, NO Surprise ^^^^

    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      7:00 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

      Looother we get it your uncle was a Democrat and he hurt you, they say the first part to healing is letting it go.

  14. John Henry
    4:19 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

    I can’t believe this officer was so kind. Attempting to body slam a police officer usually gets one shot. SMH what a lucky man this was. I hope he learned a lesson because the next time he pulls a stunt like that the officer may be a little less tolerant and we will have a dead man

  15. Doctor21
    4:31 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

    Really dumb.

  16. WILDCATS1968
    4:54 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

    first, the police where called because a store attendant said he was wondering around in a daze and acted as if he wasn’t ‘right”. The officers approached him and opened the dialogue. Then the guy gets on the defensive being aggressive and actually steps to the one officer and gets up in his space and maybe even touching him. the officer instructed him to back up and then it became a serious of grabbing each other by both. The guy suddenly turns and opens his car door. He was erratic during the whole thing. The police he needed to be DETAINED, not arrested, and then he took it to a whole different level. After, their was pills, scales, and other contraband in the car. he knew he was in deep trouble and tried to bully his way out. Funny thing is, while being lifted, the cop locks in a front choke and holds it until he is cuffed. The officers did nothing wrong here, save the black man and police blah blah.

  17. tree_gardener
    5:11 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

    Female cop was worthless in this situation

  18. BlueTKE518
    5:17 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

    I’ve been a corrections officer for 10 years, and I’ll say the cops handled that very very well…

  19. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    7:06 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

    With all the hate cops get if a minority happens to get shot even when it was neccessary(and yes I know sometimes it isn’t) these cops should be given the key to the city, a promotion, and an extended paid vacation. He got lucky because they could have killed him.

  20. satcheluk
    11:07 pm February 13, 2020 Permalink

    3 on 1…that seems fair.