Report: Branden Albert was tased, then tackled cop

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Branden Albert showed more aggression in an Atlanta jewelry store than he did on an NFL field last year.

According to TMZ, citing police documents, the former Chiefs and Dolphins left tackle was arrested after he was tased by a police officer, only to get up and tackle the cop.

The report said that Albert was trying to enter a section of a jewelry store which was off limits to customers, and a security guard who was an off-duty Atlanta Police Department officer asked him to leave the area. Albert reportedly got angry and punched a hole in a cabinet, and pushed the officer. That’s when the officer used his taser, but Albert pulled the prongs out and went after the cop, tackling him.

Albert was charged with second-degree criminal trespass and willful obstruction of a law officer, and remains in jail.

Albert was out of the league last year, after the Jaguars released him during training camp after a brief retirement and reconsideration.

22 responses to “Report: Branden Albert was tased, then tackled cop

  1. Those charges seem pretty light. I don’t get what’s with these guys always fighting back against the police. Lucky this didn’t turn out worse.

  2. Those charges seem pretty light. I don’t get what’s with these guys always fighting back against the police. Lucky this didn’t turn out worse.
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    These guys? C’mon, tell us what you really meant to say.

  3. I don’t get what’s with these guys always fighting back against the police. Lucky this didn’t turn out worse.
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    I don’t understand why he couldn’t just listen to the off limits to customers area. If he really saw something, he could have asked to see it. They have no respect for people – not just police.

  4. Another example of why I cringe everytime I hear coaches talk about how they are grown men.Most recently Mcvey….. most are entitled athletes that don’t really get it…sad…

  5. Yet, if the cop had shot him in self defense (which he should have done) the cop would be a racist. This is what is wrong with America. No respect for authority

  6. jbaxt says:
    March 2, 2018 at 11:58 am
    Love when 6-10 raider losers try to make themselves to be relevant every offseason.

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    Ha! But by Thanksgiving they are usually pretty quiet and already waiting for “next year”…

  7. Couldn’t handle the fact that someone told him “no”…..might be the first time in his life.

  8. “a security guard who was an off-duty Atlanta Police Department officer asked him to leave the area. Albert reportedly got angry and punched a hole in a cabinet, and pushed the officer. That’s when the officer used his taser, but Albert pulled the prongs out and went after the cop, tackling him.”…

    That wasn’t a cop he attacked. It was a guy who was off duty. I am kind of shocked a security guard is given a taser.

    These are excessive charges if for no other reason than the man wasn’t a law enforcement officer when he was off duty.

  9. savethebs says:
    March 2, 2018 at 11:57 am
    Those charges seem pretty light. I don’t get what’s with these guys always fighting back against the police. Lucky this didn’t turn out worse.
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    These guys? C’mon, tell us what you really meant to say.
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    Well, I CLEARLY envision “guys” like ROCK STARS all the way back to Jim Morrison, throughout the cop-rebel 60’s “Rolling Stones era” bands.. and of course now after years of the “disgraceful” example set by those “traditional” rock stars, its currupted the “others” to seemingly acceptable cop-rebellious behavior… like some rappers.

    Seems like race is the ONE thing you CANT put on police rebellious behavior…
    …despite what BOTH of you above are choosing to “see.”

  10. Mike Tannenbaum said,”Let’s bring him back at $15 million a season
    and extend that contract before he plays a snap”

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