Cincinnati Bengal’s linebacker Sam Montgomery was arrested in his home state of South Carolina last week.
The former LSU standout was pulled over in Laurens County for traveling 89 mph in a 55 mph zone. The arresting officer, Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. R.S. Salter, approached the vehicle and asked the driver, “You in the military?” Montgomery responded with something inaudible on the footage, but it was promptly followed by the officer asking “NFL?” As soon as the linebacker can get the words “yes sir” out of his mouth, the uniformed bully exclaims “you’re under arrest, get out please.”
Once out of the vehicle, Salter begins giving very odd and confusing orders to the football star. “If you can’t follow my demands, the next thing that’s gonna happen is you get the taser”, said the patrolman. “Whoa,” Montgomery responds, “I’m not trying to cause problems.” The Bengal is then handcuffed and placed in the car.
Montgomery spent the night in jail and was released on $355 bond. He has a court date of July 16, according to the ticket issued by Salter.
The highway patrolman has since been suspended by the state Department of Public Safety . Salter has been with the South Carolina Highway Patrol since 2000.
The agency said Salter was within the law to make an arrest for a speeding violation in excess of 25 mph. But a statement released Monday said “Salter’s behavior during the traffic stop of Mr. Montgomery was not representative of professionalism displayed by our troopers and officers every day around the state.”
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Sources: www.cincinnati.com www.liveleak.com