Former Auburn running back Tre Mason has been in the news far too often this summer for all the wrong reasons.
And it’s cause for concern.
The latest in a run of disturbing news on the 23 year old comes from TMZ Sports, which reports that Mason was cited for what turned into an ATV chase with police on July 27.
Mason reportedly was doing wheelies on his ATV at a park in Palm Beach, Fla., and also spinning his tires, causing uprooted grass to spray onto a nearby road.
When officers tried to approach him, TMZ reports he fled the scene:
One officer tried to approach Mason to talk — but the RB drove right past him at a high rate of speed … so cops gave chase. They eventually followed Mason back to his home, where he locked himself inside.
Cops spoke with a family member who convinced Tre to come outside — where he was cited for operating an ATV on public roads and fleeing cops. Cops later towed the vehicle from the scene because it was not registered to anyone.
It’s not so much that isolated incident that has family members concerned about his well being, rather the accumulation of what is now six reported encounters with law enforcement during the last five months.
Mason has reportedly been staying at his mother’s home, and did not report for training camp with the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams tried to reach out to Mason during the offseason, but he reportedly has not had contact with the team in months. He was placed on the “did not report” list by the organization.
Mason has 972 yards on 254 NFL career during a two-year career. He rushed for 1,816 yards and 23 touchdowns during his final season at Auburn in 2013.