Police visit Tre Mason’s home five times in four months

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In early March, Rams running back Tre Mason had a bizarre incident with police, resulting in his arrest on various charges. He then failed to appear in court, before eventually doing so.

Since then, police reportedly have been called to his house on five different occasions. According to TMZ, the most recent incident happened on Saturday.

Per the report, Mason’s family is concerned about his mental health. During one of the police visits, he agreed to check into a facility. He apparently didn’t.

Mason has not yet been accused of assaulting family members. On one occasion, a family member told police that Mason hadn’t slept in days, and that the family member was concerned if Mason left the house “he will get hurt.”

Mason didn’t participate in OTAs this year, excused from the voluntary sessions for “personal reasons.” The next question for the Rams is whether Mason, a third-round pick in 2014, will be welcomed to training camp — and whether he’ll even show up for it.

18 responses to “Police visit Tre Mason’s home five times in four months

  1. Welcome to the mental health system of our nation. Erratic behavior, worried family trying to get help. The only option in most places is to call the cops who now have to become mental health workers. Crappy situation for everyone involved.

    Who cares about football here? I hope Mr Mason gets the help he needs to move past the current crisis in his life. Better yet, I hope someone can help Mason learn long term mental health life skills. Imagine if his community could find a way to assist Mason in keeping himself out of similar situations in the future. Less worry from his family. Less police having to become therapists. Less heartache all around.

  2. Listen to your family. And this is time for his team to get involved. Mental illness is no laughing matter. Get help if you need it. Good luck to him.

  3. 5 police visits in 4 months?

    His family is concerned about his mental health?

    The cops must be on a first name basis with him by now.
    It sounds like he has more to worry about than football.

  4. Very sad. And his job is a brutal violent one too. I don’t know how these guys cope. Also you forget how young these guys are too. Always disheartening when you see this or a career injury , no matter who it is

  5. “Welcome to the mental health system of our nation. Erratic behavior, worried family trying to get help. The only option in most places is to call the cops who now have to become mental health workers. Crappy situation for everyone involved.

    Who cares about football here? I hope Mr Mason gets the help he needs to move past the current crisis in his life. Better yet, I hope someone can help Mason learn long term mental health life skills. Imagine if his community could find a way to assist Mason in keeping himself out of similar situations in the future. Less worry from his family. Less police having to become therapists. Less heartache all around.”
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    It’s easy for people to point to our poor “Mental health system” here in the US, but it’s not that simple. The fact of the matter is that it’s IMPOSSIBLE to keep these disturbed and psychotic out of trouble 24 hours per day without institutionalizint them. How can someone watch someone 24hrs, 7 days, 365 days per year?

    We have outrage when someone who is mentally is commits a violent act and blame our mental health system, but unless we provide them a 24 hour babysitter or institutuonalize them, theres nothing we can do besides medicate them and hope for the best. It is a nightmare for the family that has to feel responsible for their well being. It’s just a tough situation with no easy answer.

  6. Maybe CTE?
    Concussion like symptoms is what it sounds like…
    Will Roger & the Rams do what’s right?

  7. I am not trying to make this into some kind of racist thing, but I find these stories odd. I also find it odd that I need to put that disclaimer in before even writing this, but its 2016 ‘Merica… Anywho, we keep seeing, year after year, stories that come out about players that start acting erratically. Titus Young, Davone Bess, now Tre Mason.

    Other than being football players, the thing that links them is race. Do concussions affect African Americans differently than Caucasians? Please identify some other situations that involve white players (if I am missing them), I’m not trying to single anyone out, I don’t recall any white players behaving oddly like this.

    I think the NFL may want to spend less time on having no integrity, I mean, having “integrity” and spend a little bit of that time on mental health of the players.

    I am just curious why it seems (and as I said, I may be wrong), it just “seems” that this is a black football player issue and not simply a football player issue.

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    Um Johnny Manziel ring a bell? Barrett Robbins maybe? Junior Seau? Rob Bironas?

    Not trying to be racist huh? To suggest that concussions affect black people differently is to suggest that there is something different about them biologically. There isn’t. Under the skin, we’re all the same.

  8. savethebs says:
    Jul 26, 2016 9:22 AM

    Um Johnny Manziel ring a bell? Barrett Robbins maybe? Junior Seau? Rob Bironas?

    Not trying to be racist huh? To suggest that concussions affect black people differently is to suggest that there is something different about them biologically. There isn’t. Under the skin, we’re all the same.
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    Do we really need to have this discussion? You are gonna tell me that all diseases and illnesses affect every race the same? Seriously?

    -Diabetes is 60% more common in black americans than white americans.

    -African Americans are 300% more likely to die from asthma than Caucasians.

    -Sarcoidosis (lung scarring, this is what killed Reggie White) are 1600% more common in African Americans

    -Black men are 50% more likely to get lung cancer than caucasions.

    -35-54 year old black men are 400% more likely to die from a stroke than white men in the same age range

    -Black men have a 40% higher death rate from cancer, despite the fact that treatment is equally affective regardless of race.

    Do I need to go on? But hey, you know better than everyone else. We’re all the same on the inside. All races are equally affected by everything…right? Like I said, I’m not making this a race issue, you clearly want it to be. I thought it was common knowledge that there were health issues that affect the black community more than the white community/other races, and I was questioning, is this possibly another illness with a higher impact on the black community. But like I said, you know better than everyone else. You are gonna put concussions right up there with an alcoholic (Manziel), a guy with bi-polar disorder (Robbins), and guy who killed himself because of CTE, but somehow didn’t have a sequence of bizarre incidents leading to his death (Seau) and a guy who died in a single car accident when he was nearly 3 times the legal blood/alcohol limit (Bironas), though I admit Bironas’ death is baffling.

  9. @truthfactory

    Preach on. Totally agree with everything you’ve said. There’s no simple solution here, but there is a problem that needs to be addressed.

    I’m open to suggestions.

  10. “Jerruh Jones will sign him if Ezekiel Elliot is not guilty and turns out to be a model citizen.”

    Almost, we almost made it through the day without someone saying the Cowboys would pick somebody up that got into trouble. Or, the never ever used term “Jerruh” instead of Jerry. Oh well, maybe tomorrow.

  11. I didn’t realize he had these issues and hope he gets the help he needs. He had a great season in 2014 when he replaced Zac Stacy who himself had a great rookie season in 2013 but I think Mason never got over the fact the team drafted Todd Gurley and it showed in the limited touches he got. He just looked unmotivated and indecisive.

  12. It really shouldn’t be the cops job to deal with a person like this. Its a known problem, continuing to call the police whenever he’s off his meds or having an episode is just going to end up badly. One of these times its likely they will be called and he won’t be very cooperative, perhaps confrontational and armed. Then we will be hearing about how the bad cops shot a man with a mental disorder , soon followed by more rioting.

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