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A year later, Raheem Brock charged with drunk driving

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Prosecutors in Seattle have finally filed drunken driving charges against Seahawks defensive end Raheem Brock, more than a year after he was arrested — an arrest during which police say Brock demanded to know why they couldn’t just “take care of” him the way he had been taken care of by police in other towns.

The incident took place on November 13, 2010, when a University of Washington police officer pulled Brock over for driving 85-90 miles an hour on Interstate 5. A breath test found Brock’s blood-alcohol content to be nearly twice the legal limit.

According to the police report, Brock was shocked that the arresting officer actually intended to enforce Washington’s drunk driving laws. Brock said he had previously been pulled over in Chicago, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, and that in all of those incidents the police just followed him home once they realized he was a pro football player.

You guys don’t take care of your athletes out here?” Brock asked, according to the police report, via the Associated Press.

It’s not clear why prosecutors waited until now to charge Brock when the incident happened more than a year ago, but they were apparently prompted by Philadelphia magazine, which reported this week that no charges had ever been filed even though the arrest had been made. Perhaps someone in the prosecutor’s office was trying to “take care of” Brock, after all.

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24 Responses to “A year later, Raheem Brock charged with drunk driving”
  1. ratedrblazin says: Dec 7, 2011 6:56 PM

    lol what a fool

  2. steallayer says: Dec 7, 2011 6:59 PM

    As much of a die-hard seahawks fan as I am…if Brock blew twice the legal limit…he must face his consequences

  3. packulak says: Dec 7, 2011 7:00 PM

    So glad we live in a society of entitlement. Forget responsibility we all deserve more let the man go free it’s not his fault! (insert cliché defense here)

  4. trbowman says: Dec 7, 2011 7:04 PM

    Entitled little punk

  5. skoobyfl says: Dec 7, 2011 7:10 PM

    I’m a profootball player & I can drive drunk when I want, I can do what I want.

  6. nyyjetsknicks says: Dec 7, 2011 7:16 PM

    You know what you get for being a professional athlete? Millions of dollars. Call a cab, idiot.

  7. yooperpkr says: Dec 7, 2011 7:17 PM

    Brock: do you know who I am? I’m Raheem Brock

    Officer: ….who????

  8. dericivy says: Dec 7, 2011 7:20 PM

    How do you not post the most telling comment from Brock at the scene?

    Brock said to the officer:”Every time I have been stopped out east, Chicago, New Jersey and Philadelphia,” replied Brock, “the cops either followed me home or gave me a ride.”

    That should be the thing focused on, cops letting NFL stars get away with DUI’s.

  9. romoscollarbone says: Dec 7, 2011 7:24 PM

    If I was a pro athlete and got a DUI, I really wouldn’t care, either. They can afford any fine. The whole Leonard Little story kinda lends credence to that.

  10. earthtopft says: Dec 7, 2011 7:27 PM

    It took that long to get all the asses covered in several different states.

  11. 808raiderinparadise says: Dec 7, 2011 7:27 PM

    That’s one longgggggggggg hangover.

  12. 808raiderinparadise says: Dec 7, 2011 7:28 PM

    Wheres Dante Stallworth when you need em?

  13. bozosforall says: Dec 7, 2011 7:32 PM

    Good for the cops for basically telling him to go eff himself.

  14. fittytuckin says: Dec 7, 2011 7:45 PM

    The ol, “You know who I am?”.

  15. warvette says: Dec 7, 2011 7:51 PM

    maybe suh in a year from now?

  16. theuncletodd says: Dec 7, 2011 7:53 PM

    over a year wait to charge is a bit much–it was a U of W police officer (Barney Fife)–he should’ve played the ‘don’t you know who I am’ card–that would’ve got the charges filed in a week

  17. savagenation2011 says: Dec 7, 2011 8:02 PM

    And you know why a guy like Tim Tebow is so admired and a perfect role model……

  18. melikefootball says: Dec 7, 2011 10:08 PM

    Another professional? athlete getting preference treatment…..who would of thought.

  19. richieab says: Dec 7, 2011 10:39 PM

    no sacks this year for my Seahawks Yep time to charge Him.

  20. cleanface says: Dec 8, 2011 12:09 AM

    Weird thing is he played for the Colts from roughly 02 until last year and the Indy cops are not known for “taking care of their athletes”. Week after Dom Rhodes rushed for 115 yards in the Super Bowl victory the cops gave him a DUI. I wonder if he ever got a free pass in Indy.

  21. seahawks12thman says: Dec 8, 2011 1:34 AM

    plus hes not having a good year. i expected a lot more from Raheem

  22. nothimagain says: Dec 8, 2011 1:37 AM

    Being charged with a DUI in King County a year after the incident isn’t the norm, but it isn’t uncommon either.

  23. righton989 says: Dec 8, 2011 7:02 AM

    To get a free pass, you need to have Ndamnpsychoh Sueh be your driver.

  24. seatownballers says: Dec 8, 2011 7:54 AM

    This is the norm in king county. I lived there for fourteen years. Non-theft misdemeanor s fall to the bottom of the list. Took 2 years before I recieved a letter in the mail saying to appear to court

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