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Rookie says being a Raider got him out of a traffic ticket

Christo Bilukidi, Darius Nall AP

Life in the NFL has its perks, and one rookie says he found out about a pretty big one today: A police officer who’s a football fan might let you out of a traffic ticket.

On his verified Twitter account, Oakland sixth-round draft pick Christo Bilukidi wrote this afternoon that after he ran a red light, the officer who pulled him over let him off without a ticket when he said he played for the Raiders.

“Ran a red light n got pulled over, cop ask me what I do n I said I’m a Raider, I dodged a 428$ ticket. #BigLeague,” Bilukidi wrote.

The police, of course, are supposed to treat everyone they encounter equally, and not give preferential treatment to professional athletes. It’s also entirely possible that this particular officer would have given a mere warning to anyone he pulled over for this particular offense — Bilukidi’s tweet suggests that he dodged the ticket because he’s a Raider, but that might not necessarily be the case.

Two years ago, Ravens running back Ray Rice got a Baltimore police officer in hot water by tweeting that he gave the officer an autograph and was let off with a warning after getting pulled over. NFL players would be wise to keep such incidents off Twitter.

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63 Responses to “Rookie says being a Raider got him out of a traffic ticket”
  1. spellingcopfather says: Jun 10, 2012 7:55 PM

    So you had to Run & tell everyone about it, come on!!!

  2. ravenator says: Jun 10, 2012 7:55 PM

    Except ray rice is a beast, and this guy is a no namer

  3. Patriot42 says: Jun 10, 2012 7:58 PM

    It should have gotten him life in prison just for being a faider

  4. raiderapologist says: Jun 10, 2012 7:58 PM

    NFL players would be wise to stay off Twitter no matter what.

  5. schmitty2 says: Jun 10, 2012 8:00 PM

    Must have bribed him. Most normal officers would have been sure to actually give someone a ticket for admitting they played for the Raiders

  6. bertenheim says: Jun 10, 2012 8:02 PM

    If a cop’s going to let someone off for the wrong reason, he might run someone in for the wrong reason.
    Suspend, investigate, fire if warranted.

  7. doctorfootball says: Jun 10, 2012 8:04 PM

    Cop does you a solid and you throw him under the bus? What if they find out which cop stopped you? Keep your mouth shut. You are a rookie.

  8. chazzmon says: Jun 10, 2012 8:05 PM

    Brilliant blabber, now you can be sure that will never happen.

  9. prosb4hos says: Jun 10, 2012 8:06 PM

    You kidding, they can’t even keep Playbooks off of Twitter!

  10. nflfollower says: Jun 10, 2012 8:09 PM

    Idiot. Cop gives you a break and you throw him under the bus??

  11. johanneschimpo says: Jun 10, 2012 8:12 PM

    Oh, you’re a Raider? You don’t know any better. You’re free to go.

  12. bearsnoah says: Jun 10, 2012 8:17 PM

    politics 101. Exactly how the tobacco industry is legal and weed isn’t. Tobacco is the American cowboy and weed is negro jazz musicians. Which one is gonna win out.

  13. dirtybird28 says: Jun 10, 2012 8:21 PM

    I guess I can level with the kid for being excited about the ordeal, but doesn’t mean he should post it for millions to read…

  14. mjbulls45 says: Jun 10, 2012 8:31 PM

    GET USED TO IT ….

    you’ll get a lot more perks then just traffic tickets,

    raiders are a global organization and franchise,

    the patch is recognized all around the world, raider fans are filled everywhere,

    they are everywhere,

    i see fans wearing silver & black in the middle of april at random airports in the country

  15. ninerdynasty says: Jun 10, 2012 8:36 PM

    Oh you rookie! way to mess it up for everyone else. For that alone the vets should have you buying lunch every day throughout training camp

  16. essentialsausage says: Jun 10, 2012 8:43 PM

    I’m glad he threw the cop under the bus. Hopefully they figure out which cop pulled him over and the cop gets demoted.

  17. ninersforlife15 says: Jun 10, 2012 8:54 PM

    Funny, I would of thought that since he is NOW a Raider he would be getting in trouble with the law.

  18. eaglestrainingcamp says: Jun 10, 2012 9:05 PM

    It’s called discretion. Not all motorists get a ticket for a traffic violation when stopped. Some cops do it because the driver is a celebrity. But to blab about not getting a ticket makes the next cop think twice. Next player can thank Christo Bilukidi when the tickket is issued.

  19. randallflagg52 says: Jun 10, 2012 9:07 PM

    Who follows a rookie 6 round draft pick’s twitter?

  20. commonsensedude says: Jun 10, 2012 9:10 PM

    The Raiders do a great service to the public in Oakland. For three hours every Sunday in the fall, all the area’s criminals are in the stadium and not out on the streets. Smart move by the cop.

  21. nepaseahawk says: Jun 10, 2012 9:10 PM

    unfortunately that’s the only perk that comes with being a raider

  22. johnnyjagfan says: Jun 10, 2012 9:11 PM

    Oaktown! Watched a security guard at a concert roll a J & smoke it right there on the clock. Saw him at Raiders vs. Chiefs next day. Everyone in Oaktown loved ‘dem some Raiders!

  23. mjkelly77 says: Jun 10, 2012 9:13 PM

    Rookie says being a Raider got him out of a traffic ticket
    _________________

    Any player who makes a public disclosure such as this is too stupid to have been let off in the first place. The a$$ clown is obviously too stupid to realize it will now never happen again.

  24. Soulman45 says: Jun 10, 2012 9:15 PM

    We can’ stay off the phone so sad.

  25. GG Eden says: Jun 10, 2012 9:21 PM

    Imagine how much the cop would forgive if the driver said “I’m a Raiderette!”

    Eg, Danielle Gamba, the G.O.A.T.

  26. lostsok says: Jun 10, 2012 9:22 PM

    Is this what they refer to as a “rookie mistake”?

  27. mullman7675 says: Jun 10, 2012 9:22 PM

    Not a smart move by the rookie. I’m sure Big Reg and the front office will pull the big fella off to the side and remind him that negative attention is not needed in RAIDER NATION.

    It makes good fodder for the haters, though. A fair number of trolls have hit the softball out of the park. Carry on simpletons.

  28. bc01red says: Jun 10, 2012 10:00 PM

    All cops should cooperate with professional sports players, let them off the hook unless they are intoxicated. Then bust their ass!

  29. borisbulldog says: Jun 10, 2012 10:13 PM

    Wait until Fuhrer Goodell finds about this!

  30. chrisjohnston10 says: Jun 10, 2012 10:16 PM

    Going 10 mph over the speed limit and getting a warning is one thing. Running a red light is very serious and dumb. This rookie probably won’t be able to tweet after he does it again and gets t-boned by a truck.

  31. dawsonleery says: Jun 10, 2012 10:18 PM

    Welcome to the NFL. Where you can get away with a lot more than just running red lights.

  32. jomochiefsfan84 says: Jun 10, 2012 10:25 PM

    I’m sure this guy is one of hundreds of players to have this happen to them but this guy was dumb enough to tell the whole world about it instead of keeping his big fat mouth shut!

  33. pantherpro says: Jun 10, 2012 10:32 PM

    That’s because they figured a traffic ticket is nothing for most Raiders! If you dont have a loaded gun or threaten somebody you’re no Raider lowlife!!

  34. ch8878 says: Jun 10, 2012 10:57 PM

    Every time the Raiders are mentioned on here all the dumb haters come out hating #1 in every ones hearts either love or hate.

    The Only Nation, Raider Nation

  35. lumpinyourthroat says: Jun 10, 2012 11:03 PM

    pantherpro says:
    Jun 10, 2012 10:32 PM
    That’s because they figured a traffic ticket is nothing for most Raiders! If you dont have a loaded gun or threaten somebody you’re no Raider lowlife!!

    This coming from a fan of the team that employed Ray Carruth. You may step down. Bafoon!

  36. vikinganswer says: Jun 10, 2012 11:22 PM

    A Raider only up to the first cuts. You are only 1 of 90 and no one has heard about you. You will get one the next time.

  37. gobills716 says: Jun 10, 2012 11:31 PM

    Being a NFL player got marshawn lynch out of a hit-and-run, petty larsany, and possession of an illegal handgun.

  38. jessethegreat says: Jun 10, 2012 11:34 PM

    As Red Foreman would say, “Dumb a55″.

    Momma always said “better to keep your mouth shut and let everyone think you’re dumb than to open it and remove all doubt”.

    I’m going to laugh when The Rog gives him a fine that was greater than the original ticket was supposed to be.

  39. jerrysandusky1 says: Jun 10, 2012 11:41 PM

    A speeding ticket? BFD. Look at what Rothlesberger and Parrish Cox got away with.

  40. nomesayin says: Jun 10, 2012 11:50 PM

    Hahahaha! Ask Stabler, Matuzak (R.I.P.), The Stork, Phil Villipiano, Freddie B, or Alzado (R.I.P.) how many times the cops covered for them. Only GAWD knows how many others. Likely ALL of the Raiders at one time or another. This is nothing new in Oakland!

    C’MONNNNNN, MAN!!!

  41. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 11, 2012 12:15 AM

    The Amazing Christo told the officer he was a Raider. The cop felt sorry for him and let him go with a warning.

  42. z0inks says: Jun 11, 2012 12:20 AM

    The officer obviously felt that being drafted to the Raiders was punishment enough for this young man.

  43. norcalmafia says: Jun 11, 2012 12:20 AM

    First he said he played for the Seahawks…when the officer said “never heard of them” he said I meant the Raiders..

  44. nopepper123 says: Jun 11, 2012 12:53 AM

    I read this story and it has holes all over it. If I were Columbo, I would wonder first why the cop asked him what he did for a living? The police don’t typically ask that (license, registration and occupation please). And second, if he got out of the ticket, how did he even know how much the ticket would of been for?
    I don’t buy it!

  45. dflores8009 says: Jun 11, 2012 1:56 AM

    Damn Canadians

  46. dflores8009 says: Jun 11, 2012 2:05 AM

    Damn Canadians, Christo must be thinking he’s showin his street cred on Twitter. Nobody cares if you ran a red light, keep it P.I. an move on, And most of these comments on here are dumb, I can’t even get through half of em.

  47. psdaleno says: Jun 11, 2012 2:22 AM

    This isnt a parking ticket, tinted windows, or expired tags. its running a freaking red light! i dont know why people dont think thats serious.

  48. proof303 says: Jun 11, 2012 2:58 AM

    Poor kid doesn’t even realize that this is the only good thing that will ever come from being a raider.

  49. defscottyb says: Jun 11, 2012 2:58 AM

    politics 101. Exactly how the tobacco industry is legal and weed isn’t. Tobacco is the American cowboy and weed is negro jazz musicians. Which one is gonna win out.
    ——————————————————
    Weed is illegal because you get really messed up on it. THC is a mind altering drug unlike nicotine. Yes, cigs are bad for your health but they don’t get you intoxicated, cause car accidents or get people shot or hurt unless you owe cig $ in jail. Booze is just as bad, but we all know how great prohibition worked out. Who am I, just felt like posting on this for some reason. On second thought… maybe just legalize it and get rid of the dealers. Wow it’s late.

  50. tweeter75 says: Jun 11, 2012 3:13 AM

    After reading and trying to decipher the incoherent gibberish he calls a tweet, it’s a good thing they don’t give out tickets for being a degenerate moron.

  51. donny1rodriguez says: Jun 11, 2012 4:26 AM

    $428 for red light….goddayyuuummm that crazy

  52. xjokerz says: Jun 11, 2012 4:56 AM

    Big Ben got off rape …. Ray Lewis basically killed someone … And this rookie gets off with a traffic violation for ” running ” a red light … Big deal …

  53. tatum064 says: Jun 11, 2012 6:29 AM

    ravenator says:
    Jun 10, 2012 7:55 PM
    Except ray rice is a beast, and this guy is a no namer
    ===============================
    What did Ray Rice do v. the Pats in the AFC Championship?

    yeah, thats what i thought. no ring, either so their equal no-namers, whatever Ray Rice did.

  54. pacodawg says: Jun 11, 2012 7:03 AM

    It was officer marinovoch!

  55. pftcensorssuck says: Jun 11, 2012 7:20 AM

    ‘Cause runing a red light is very funny.

    Moron.

  56. ravensgrl says: Jun 11, 2012 8:08 AM

    Running a red light is a $428 ticket?? Holy crap

  57. darthhitman77 says: Jun 11, 2012 8:40 AM

    mjbulls45 says: Jun 10, 2012 8:31 PM

    GET USED TO IT ….

    you’ll get a lot more perks then just traffic tickets,

    raiders are a global organization and franchise,

    the patch is recognized all around the world, raider fans are filled everywhere,

    they are everywhere,

    i see fans wearing silver & black in the middle of april at random airports in the country

    ===================================

    WOW, are you talking about the Raiders or the Masons?

  58. nepaseahawk says: Jun 11, 2012 10:09 AM

    ok darth. I go for months without running into a single raider fan and highly doubt that outside of the oakland/LA area there are any perks for a raider. perhaps lose the stupid logo and update the team look….it could only help.

  59. smackingfools says: Jun 11, 2012 10:22 AM

    428 bucks for a ran red light? What has America come to? People need to stand up.

  60. radrntn says: Jun 11, 2012 12:35 PM

    Well funny how a girl who bat’s their eyelashes, and show some clevage get away with tickets all the time…..what is illegal is $428 buck for running a red light….which in reality was probably a hollowood stop at a right turn, or the light was yellow, and he went kept going when it turned red……however the guy should just shut up.

  61. radrntn says: Jun 11, 2012 12:39 PM

    nepaseahawk says:
    Jun 11, 2012 10:09 AM
    perhaps lose the stupid logo and update the team look….it could only help.
    _____________________________

    yep, and maybe the mona lisa should dye her hair blonde…..leave it to a seagull to utter complete nonsense….go fly and crap somewhere else pal. Help…that is something seagulls know all about.

  62. randallflagg52 says: Jun 12, 2012 12:11 AM

    xjokerz says:Jun 11, 2012 4:56 AM

    Big Ben got off rape …. Ray Lewis basically killed someone … And this rookie gets off with a traffic violation for ” running ” a red light … Big deal …

    ==================================

    Ray Lewis never killed anyone you ‘tard. Find me one source that even suggests that Ray Lewis be charged with murder and I’ll show you a green dog.

  63. rubicon202 says: Jun 12, 2012 5:24 PM

    If he’s a no name and plays for the Raiders…who monitors NFL players tweets? I’m not familiar with that. Is it like someone is friends with every NFL players tweet account? If so how sad to monitor “tweets”…

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