That sound you hear? It’s Roger Goodell’s head slamming into his desk over and over and over and over and…C’MON, NFL PLAYERS. ANOTHER LEGAL ISSUE?
Yes, another legal issue and, believe it or not, this one might actually be the dumbest NFL-related crime of all time.
According to CBS Pittsburgh, Raiders linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong is currently being investigated for allegedly taunting a police dog before a game against the Steelers on Sunday. Armstrong allegedly “lifted his shift, pounded on his chest, and began barking” at the police dog prior to the game. The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office was then contacted, and they immediately launched an investigation into what happened.
“Sheriff’s Office supervisors interviewed witnesses and reviewed video surveillance recordings at Heinz Field,” Chief Deputy Kevin Kraus told CBS Pittsburgh. “We notified the District Attorney’s Office on Sunday. The Sheriff’s Office is currently reviewing all of the information and reports to make a final determination relating to charges.”
If Armstrong is charged, the charges against him won’t be minor, either. It’s actually a felony for someone to “willfully or maliciously taunt, torment, tease, beat, kick, or strike a police animal.” He could face seven years in prison for what he did.
Stay tuned to find out whether or not Armstrong is charged. Until then, feel free to spend some time banging your head against your desk.
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[via SB Nation]