TMZ Sports is reporting that Rams RB Tre Mason led police on an ATV chase through Palm Beach, Florida after officers say he was riding dangerously in a local park.
According to the report, police said Mason was tearing up the grass and dirt on an ATV while not wearing a helmet or eye protection. After an officer tried to approach Mason, he took off and drove past him at a high rate of speed, which led to the police chasing after him. Mason eventually got to his house and locked himself inside, it required a family member arrive and convince him to come out.
Mason was cited for operating an ATV on public roads and fleeing cops.
This happens to be the sixth time police have been called to Mason’s house in the past five months. More concerning is the fact that Mason’s family is concerned about his mental health.
A few weeks ago, WPBF Florida managed to catch up to Mason and ask him if he plans to report to the Rams for training camp, to which he shouted “No!”
Mason was located at his mother’s home in Lake Worth, and has reportedly been seen practicing drills in his front yard.
Rams officials said previously that they’ve attempted to contact Mason several times without success. Los Angeles has spoken to Mason’s family and his agent, Bus Cook, but haven’t been able to get any answers about his condition or his whereabouts.
“Right now, we’re more concerned with Tre Mason’s well-being than we are his football career,” Rams HC Jeff Fisher told reporters last weekend. “We’re going to continue to try to reach him to see where he’s at.”
The Rams officially placed Mason on the Reserve/Did Not Report list Saturday.
Mason, 22, is a former third-round pick of the Rams back in 2014. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $2,980,938 rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $641,146 for the 2016 season.
In 2015, Mason appeared in 13 games for the Rams and ran for 207 yards on 75 carries (2.8 YPC) to go along with 18 receptions for 88 yards receiving and one total touchdown.
We’ll have more regarding Mason as the news is available.