There are developments in a legal issue involving former Auburn running back Tre Mason.
As reported by Mark Inabinett of AL.com on Monday night, a plea of nolo contendere — no contest — for three of the five charges facing Mason following an arrest on March 5 have replaced a not-guilty plea. The charges were resolved in the Broward County Court of Judge Robert F. Diaz.
Mason was arrested during a traffic stop in Hollywood, Florida, after he refused to exit his car when asked to do so. He was pulled over for traveling 75 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone, and a Taser was used to remove Mason from the vehicle.
The former Auburn running back was charged with resisting an officer/obstruction without violence, reckless driving, failure to register a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana in an amount less than 20 grams and failure to yield the right of way to an emergency vehicle.
Here’s more from Inabinett’s story:
Mason entered nolo contendere pleas on the resisting, possession and failure-to-register charges. In a nolo contendere (or no contest) plea, the defendant does not admit guilt or responsibility for the charges, but does agree to accept punishment.
In Mason’s case, the punishment was “fine and/or costs,” which was $293.
The failure to yield the right of way charge was dismissed, and the prosecution of the reckless-driving charge was abandoned.
Mason is on the reserve/did not report list for the Los Angeles Rams. A third-round pick by the Rams in 2014, he has 972 yards rushing and five touchdowns as a professional. He had 2,979 yards rushing and 32 touchdowns for Auburn from 2011 to 2013.