Be careful what you do with your drones.
Vanderbilt tight end Sam Dobbs reportedly learned this lesson the hard way on the Fourth of July, when he landed a drone in a large crowd in downtown Nashville. As reported by The Tennessean’s Adam Sparks on Friday, Nashville police charged Dobbs with misdemeanor reckless endangerment after the incident. Dobbs was one of 17 people charged with crimes during Nashville’s Let Freedom Sing Celebration, which drew about 240,000 people.
Sparks reports that Dobbs, a junior from Douglasville, Ga., will be punished internally by Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason. Dobbs had six catches for 73 yards with one touchdown last season.
This isn’t the first time Dobbs has created headlines. You might remember him from his part in a hilarious spoof of a sorority recruitment video. So yeah, Dobbs has made himself known for more than his football exploits.
However, this latest situation seems entirely avoidable. Drone people, watch what you do out there.