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Fred Taylor -- Jacksonville Jackass

9/2/2008 11:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

We've just gotten the Jacksonville Jaguar Fred Taylor arrest report early Saturday morning, and it's like a clinic on how NOT to deal with the popo.

First, says the arresting officer, Taylor got "vocal" and began to "argue" with cops and "attempted to insite [sic] the crowd of bystanders" when they wanted to search his Benz for guns. Then, when they sent a sniffer pooch to look for drugs, Fred really got testy, yelling, "Get that f***ing dog out of the car."

It got so bad, the cops gave up and just booked his ass for disorderly conduct. Taylor apologized to fans and the owner of the Jags for the incident.

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Cheese925    

I'm sure he was sick and tired of being pulled over. I wonder why they felt like that needed to stop him and look for guns and drugs in the first place. I guess I black man driving a benz is an cop magnet. And what did they expect him to say and do when they turned the dog loose in his car? How many regular people would have been happy about that? And obviously they didn't find anything or TMZ would have reported that too.

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your mother    

What is wrong with the NFL players? They just can't seem to stay out of jail. IT'S NOT THAT HARD TO STAY OUT OF JAIL PEOPLE!!!

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619 Truth    

Soooo why were the cops ef-ing with him to begin with?

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ozzman    

jackass...

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john wayne gacy    


" get the dog out of the car "

sounds like they already
did and then booked him.........

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619 Truth    

Ok so what was the purpose of cops searching? WHY the hell are they searhing his car for GUNS anyways???? Do they do that to all citizens or just those of color? Then they need a dog to look 4 drugs? There better have been probable cause or those cops should see some consequences of violating citizen's rights!!! I would have been hella pissed off and made it known too! Especially if I knew I wasn't doing sh- wrong. I want to know why he was targeted? And since when is vocalizing opinions, arguing a point, and telling witnesses to notice what is occuring a crime???

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Rockstar    

Like other said, where was the probable cause?

And letting a dog crawl around his car? Benzes have some nice leather, which can be easily marred by a dog's paws. I know that most police have little respect for others' property.

If anything, the police should be the ones apologizing here.

"Disorderly conduct" is a joke of a crime -- it's what they charge you with when they don't have any REAL crimes to charge you with. Nothing but a straw man used to prosecute innocent people and validate the cops' hassling people rather than doing real police work. I think a "DC" charge should be an automatic fine against the cop for being incapable of charging the suspect with something real that some unconstitutionally overbroad law that shouldn't exist.

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ME    

GIVE THEM A LITTLE MONEY AND THEY THINK THEY RUN THE WORLD AND LAWS DON'T APPLY TO THEM. HE'S A JERK. THEY GET PAID TOO DAMN MUCH MONEY & THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO ACT.

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Tony    

How is this news? Just a typical day with these clowns.

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Why do black people...    

Why do black people always think that any black person pulled over by police is being targeted? I'm white and got pulled over twice last month.

Police were called to the club after an altercation...did any of you read the police report?? No, of course not.

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celebutaunter77    

Is this TMZ, or BlackCrime.com? Not news, just everyday life for them.

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Cheese925    

#11 You probably got pulled over because your car is a piece of junk and it leaving such a big cloud of smoke that they wanted to check if it had passed inspection and if you had any insurance.

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Why do black people...    

LOL #13..yea that's it. Face it, most black people think anytime a black person is pulled over it's racist.

But that's not what happened here...police were called to the club. If you read the poilce report you'll understand that. Someone was acting the fool and then pulled a 'tude with police. That's never a good idea, no matter if you're black, white or purple. And considering Mr. Taylor is a multi-millionaire, a really, really dumb thing to do...now he might get suspended and lose hundreds of thousands of dollars becuase he had to act like a tough guy...when does the ghetto thing end?

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Correction    

First off, TMZ fails to emphasize that it was misdemeanor disorderly conduct, and that he wasn't actually arrested (taken into custody). He was cited and given a notice to appear.

Secondly, he wasn't pulled over, he was leaving the club along with hundreds of other people when someone called in a complaint about a fight outside the club. Taylor was one of a hundred bystanders, but when he went to get in his car to leave, he was told to spread 'em and etcetera. This has already been discussed in local Florida papers by numerous witnesses.

The cops just got a little zealous and Taylor got pissed. That's all that happened. Period. Sure, he probably shouldn't have argued with the cops, but if you were just trying to leave a club and the cops showed up on a matter unrelated to you, you might get pissed too if all of a sudden dogs are sniffing your car as if you are a criminal or something.

Fred Taylor has a stellar reputation in the community and it's too bad TMZ is so intent on getting people riled that they would play up things without posting any contextual or background information which is readily available through reputable news outlets.

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Correction    

Some of these posts are just horribly offensive. I've lived in Jacksonville since 1985, and Fred Taylor is not and has never been a trouble-maker. He's always conducted himself very well, and is one of the few players in the NFL these days who has spent his entire career with the same team.

He was born and raised in Florida, went to university in Florida, and then joined a Florida NFL team. He's a loyal and respectful guy. He's never in trouble.

He has already apologized profusely to the people in Jacksonville and to the team, and he acknowledged that he probably said a few things that he shouldn't have when his pride got in the way.

If you notice, nothing was found in his car, and Taylor didn't touch or threaten anyone. He wasn't even involved in the initial reason the cops showed up in the first place.

And as someone else already mentioned........disorderly conduct charges means the cops had nothing else they could charge him with.

It's a joke for TMZ to say "it got so bad, the cops gave up..." Since when do cops "give up" when something gets worse? Obviously there was nothing to find. TMZ......use some logic at least when you are trying to exaggerate a story.

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