I understand it was a holiday weekend and what not, so I am not going to be too hard on Tyreke Evans. I am just going to ask him to slow down, please. This was a situation that could have been a lot worse than what it ended up being. The Sacramento Bee has the details:
California Highway Patrol officers detained Kings Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans this evening after he was pulled over for reckless driving.
A CHP air unit spotted Evans at 6:51 p.m. in a 2010 black Mercedes S550 speeding at more than 100 mph westbound on Interstate 80 at Antelope Road. The air unit followed the Mercedes until officers could respond at 6:58 p.m. outside a park, where Evans planned to play basketball.
Officers drew guns and ordered Evans and his passenger out of the car. Dutton said Evans’ windows were tinted black and officers could not see inside the vehicle so they performed a felony stop with guns drawn.
Dutton said Evans was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
“They were very cooperative,” Dutton said. “He didn’t know he was being followed.”
The good news is there were no drugs and alcohol involved. The bad news? Evans is very lucky he didn’t have any trigger-happy officers following him. Young black guy, driving 100 MPH in a Benz in Cali is a recipe for disaster, and you can only imagine what the police were thinking while they were tracking him.
Evans, the reigning NBA Rookie of The Year, just needs to remember that wherever he was trying to go, to just do it within the speed limit. Even if you take the cops out of the equation, rolling at 100 MPH puts his and other drivers’ lives in danger.
Most men will tell you, when we were Evans’ age we thought we were invincible, but it only takes one jerk of the wheel and everything can be over, and I am not talking about his NBA career. I am talking about his life.
Hat tip to Sports Media World for the scoop.