Former Auburn running back Tre Mason’s football career appears to be crashing down, and it’s tough to watch.
The police visited the home of Mason as many as six times this offseason as family members grew concerned with his behavior. The latest event, which was reported earlier this month, involved the police chasing after Mason as he fled on an ATV.
On Tuesday, TMZ Sports released what appears to be police dash cam footage from the July chase and the conversations between police, Mason and his mother in the moments following.
A woman who appears to be Mason’s mother can be heard explaining that her son is not in the right frame of mind, and she goes on to infer that it is football and the hits he has taken while playing the game that have in him that condition. At one point, she called him a 22-year-old adult with the mindset of a 10-year-old child.
Mason, who played a key role in taking Auburn to a SEC title and national championship game appearance during the 2013 season, did not report for training camp with the Los Angeles Rams. The team appears prepared to move on without him. In two years with the Rams, Mason accumulated 254 carries for 972 yards rushing.