Arrested in ATL
After Carpool Lane Screwup
4/22/2019 11:18 AM PDT
Atlanta Falcons legend Roddy White was arrested in Georgia earlier this month — after he was pulled over for a stupid carpool lane mishap … and cops noticed a warrant out for his arrest.
Gwinnett County police officers say they saw the 37-year-old WR crossing the double lines to enter the carpool lane on I-85 on April 12 — a big no-no — and claimed Roddy’s bonehead move put other drivers in danger.
During the stop, cops ran Roddy’s name in the system and that’s when things went from bad to worse …
Turns out, there’s a warrant out for Roddy — who allegedly blew off a court date from a previous legal situation.
Cops say Roddy’s driver’s license had also been suspended — so, he was arrested and hauled to a nearby station where he was booked and processed. His car, an Audi A8L, was impounded.
Unclear what the previous violation is … but it seems to be another traffic-related incident since his license was suspended.
The whole thing sounds VERY similar to the case of Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette — who was arrested in Florida earlier this month when a routine traffic stop revealed a warrant and suspended license too.
In Fournette’s case, he had failed to pay a speeding ticket — and then failed to show up to court. When he was stopped on April 11, cops handcuffed him at a car wash and took him in.
Fournette later paid the fine and now the case is closed. Seems like White will have a similar outcome.
We reached out to Roddy for comment — so far, no word back.
White is one of the best receivers in Falcons history — dude caught 808 passes for 10,863 yards and 63 TDs in his 11-year career.