Michael Crabtree Pulled Over by Raiders Fan Cop Who Made Him Miss Flight
Don’t you hate it when those damn cops keep you from getting to where you need to be? You’re cruising along, maybe going a little faster than you should be because you’re in a hurry to get somewhere, and then boom — you see the blue lights in your rear view mirror. Then of course the officer has to run your license plate, look you up in the computer to make sure there isn’t a warrant out for your arrest, and decide whether you deserve a warning or a ticket. Michael Crabtree knows how it feels.
Crabtree was on his way to the airport on I-280 in California when police pulled him over. Since we are going by Crabtree’s tweets, we don’t know exactly what he was pulled over for and only know his side of the story. His side of the story, however, is pretty entertaining. Check out these tweets the Niners receiver sent out on Tuesday afternoon:
We all know how hardcore Raiders fans can be. I’m guessing Crabtree told him he was trying to get to the airport to catch a flight, so the officer must not have cared. Athletes have missed flights before after being taken to the wrong airport or driving themselves to the wrong airport. Others have even missed them because they’re screwing around with an iPhone, but this is the first we’ve heard about a spiteful cop delaying someone’s trip. I guess that’s what happens in a state with more than one football team.
UPDATE: Crabtree was pulled over for driving 85mph in a 65mph zone. The holdup was due to Crabtree, a Texas native, not properly registering his car in California.