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Raiders Star in Shotgun Purchasing Formation

1/11/2010 8:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained a photo of Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden purchasing multiple firearms at a gun shop in Arkansas this week -- but fear not, his agent says it's all 100% legit.

Raiders Star in Shotgun Purchasing Formation
McFadden, who played ball at the University of Arkansas, rolled into a Little Rock gun shop on Wednesday and purchased at least two firearms -- one of which is a shotgun -- along with camouflage gear and hunting supplies.

We spoke with McFadden's agent, who told us Darren is an "avid hunter and responsible gun collector." The agent added, "Darren holds a gun license and is legally permitted to buy guns in the state of Arkansas. Darren has also taken gun safety classes."

As far as we know, he doesn't play Bourré.

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Marc B.    

You coastal types are so wussified that you thought this was newsworthy.

You don't need a permit to buy a gun in most states, Crackerjack Reporter !

1661 days ago
2.

snickers    

notballs

1663 days ago
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Simone    

Second!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1663 days ago
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Simone    

What can I say about it????? VIN!!!!!!!!!!!

1663 days ago
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kromen    

Why is this news? Besides, the way he played this year, he needs some protection.

1663 days ago
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shadeymac    

WHY IS THIS EVEN A STORY?? PEOPLE PURCHASE GUNS AND HUNTING EQUIPMENT EVERYDAY. IS IT BECAUSE HE'S PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYER? I HOPE IT'S NOT BECAUSE HE'S A BLACK MAN WHO HAPPENS TO BE A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYER AND IS BEING LABELED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M SURE YOU HAVE MORE IMPORTANT NEWS WORTHY STORIES

1663 days ago
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Christopher    

Come on TMZ. There is no license to own a gun in Arkansas.
http://crime.about.com/od/gunlawsbystate/p/gunlaws_ar.htm

1663 days ago
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kpr    

Wow.
TMZ is really digging dirt, eh?
What a monster story. McFadden really bought at 'least' 2 firearms?
So why is this such an important newsflash? Is it because Darren McFadden is Black? Or, just maybe that he's black AND he plays for the Raiders.
I sure hope TMZ finds more wild and crazy stories like this one and is quick to post them!
Check out a few players from the NE Patriots. I've heard rumors that at LEAST 3 of them have been spotted at a liquor store just tonight! And at least 1 of them bought at 'least' 2 bottles!!!

1663 days ago
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marky spark    

To all you "journalists" at TMZ,
Purchasing a gun in Arkansas is NOT 1) a crime, 2) news, 2) gossip. If it is that slow of a news day, report on Brittney Spears buying some Fritos from a gas station in her bare feet again. Thanks,
No One

1663 days ago
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BK    

Wow TMZ, a law abiding citizen is doing something law abiding. But for some reason we are to suspect otherwise? Hmmm well you've already sparked racism, what else will come of this story?

1663 days ago
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mike    

White man buy guns and sell guns all over this country. Black football player buy 2 guns, has a license, has the training and likes to hunt, then you morons at tmz write a story like he has done something illegal. What losers you punks are.

1663 days ago
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Really Doe    



#12


For those who wonder why this is a story, the reason is to satisfy people like #12. The writer of the article obviously feels the same way.

Anyone think this would be a story if he were white?

Oh wait, I get it now all black athletes are at best future criminals so this is like the " we evem have a photo of him buying the gun" proactive approach. LMAO!!!!!!!

You know what they say any racism is good racism. Or is that publicity?

1663 days ago
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Kate    

Why is TMZ saying that he's doing something wrong? Unless the NFL has a rule against owning legal guns why is this even a story?

1663 days ago
14.

Art    

Never posted a comment on TMZ before, but I decided to sign up and comment on this story.

Dear TMZ, I have had a lot of respect for you guys but this puts you at a new low.

There is nothing wrong with buying guns for sporting or own protection, the American people have been doing that for hundreds of years.

Neither is this story exciting for us "the readers" at all.

Please go back to focus on interesting stories, thank you.

1663 days ago
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Fred    

Wow TMZ, you decided to wear your true colors proudly on your sleeve today, huh? Like others have said, plenty of people hunt. There is no way in the world you can convince me he is the only "famous" person buying hunting equipment. So I guess now that Gilbert Arenas showed his idiot IQ by pulling guns in a locker room, every black athlete is forbidden from owning firearms, even for legitimate reasons like hunting? I feel sorry for the next black top golfer. I can see it now, he'll be photographed signing an autograph for a female fan and you'll have it on TMZ in 15 minutes with some snarky comment about him getting her phone number.

1663 days ago
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