Tre Mason has been going through an incredibly tough year off the field.
In March, Mason was tased when he refused to cooperate with an officer after getting pulled over for going more than 75 MPH in a 35 MPH zone. One month later, a warrant was issued for the Los Angeles Rams running back after he failed to show up for his court date. On July 23, the police visited Tre's Palm Beach, Fla. home after the family called authorities for the fifth time in four months, expressing concern over his mental well-being. When the cops arrived at his residence, Mason threatened to call the White House, and have them fired while also making some "bizarre statements about Al Qaeda." Upon entering his home, they found a hole punched into the wall of his bedroom, as well as a broken lamp and vase.
Following a July 27 incident where Mason was cited for illegally riding his ATV around his neighborhood, Palm Beach, Fla. police told his family that the 23-year-old running back "f***ing around" and "should be playing football." His mother countered the officers' remarks with some heartbreaking confessions.
"No, he actually shouldn't," she said ..."because this is the [side of] football that nobody knows about."
"He's 22 in a 10-year-old's mindset right now ... Tre's not himself at all."
Mason's mother says her family saw an "obvious change" in his personality following the conclusion of the 2015 season. Hopefully Tre gets the help he needs as soon as possible because his health is obviously more important than football.
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