Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Iowa St. tight end arrested, has a "Don't tase me, bro!" moment.

Pierce Richardson.
Iowa State tight end Pierce Richardson found himself on the wrong side of the law last weekend. He also found himself on the wrong side of a taser.

"According to the complaint and affidavit, an Ames Police officer responded to a call made at 2:19 a.m. regarding a male that was passed out in the third-floor hallway at the Chamberlain Lofts complex. Upon arrival, the officer found the male, Richardson, and shook him several times to wake him up.

Once awoken, the officer told Richardson to stay on the ground, but Richardson pushed the officer away from him and stood up. The officer told Richardson several times to stay on the ground before Richardson clenched his fists and took a step toward the officer in “an aggressive manner,” according to the report.

The officer told Richardson to stop and then deployed his Taser, causing Richardson to fall to the ground. Richardson continued to resist arrest by putting his arms under his body until several officers arrived and forced his arms behind his back in order to handcuff him."

Richardson has already been indefinitely suspended from  the Cyclones' football squad.

(via The Iowa State Daily. HT: Wide Right & Natty Lite)

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