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NFL Star Rookie in

Shady Donut Shop Debacle

6/8/2010 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Seattle Seahawks rookie wide receiver Golden Tate had an encounter with police this weekend, but this story has a serious twist ... because it all went down inside a donut shop.

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TMZ has learned the former Notre Dame football star was caught trespassing inside a Top Pot donut shop in Bellevue, Washington at 3 AM Saturday morning. 

Cops would only confirm that Tate was given a "trespass warning" -- and was not arrested -- but they wouldn't expand on why the 21-year-old was inside the store while it was closed.

We spoke to the manager of the Top Pot shop ... who said he would not be commenting on the matter.  On a related note, Top Pot recently inked a deal to become the official coffee and donut partner of Qwest Field -- home of the Seattle Seahawks.

Calls to Tate's rep have not been returned.

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1.

Cartman    

Probably thought it was a weed dispensary.

1494 days ago
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Crabbey    

Top Pot? I'd be wantin' some donuts too! Munchie time!

1494 days ago
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Horndog    

Top Pot donuts rule!

1494 days ago
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shelly    

thank goodness the carolina panthers passed on this one...

1494 days ago
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Paula    

Hmmm...lets see...inside of the donut shop, when it was closed. Pathetic, isn't it? How a segment of American society, with every right and privilege as a citizen...a stellar career, and esteem...finds itself FOREVER taking that bad left-turn...and, when left to its own devices...opts for criminal behavior! Is it GENETIC? Is it a psychological defect, of some sort? It appears that this segment finds it impossible to keep itself "entertained", and to enjoy the benefits of being at-liberty...without doing things, which ultimately result in BEING BUSTED! The prisons and jails, of this country, are BRIMMING with them. And, they resent "racial profiling", and being, what they call, "harrassed"! Hmmm...I wonder why that is?

1494 days ago
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wayniac917    

wow, must be nice being famous. if i had been caught inside at 3am my ass would be locked up for breaking and entering.

1494 days ago
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awards    

Independent sources say he was "glazing" the donuts...

1494 days ago
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electriczipper    

he was making a speical batch called the golden pot do nuts ..bread dough and weed and then glazed with his special sauce

1494 days ago
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Yoman    

And Paula begins the trolling... yeah wtf anyone else would be arrested and done deal?

1494 days ago
10.

Dan    

My man was inside a donut shop and didn't get arrested... none of you know anything about this story.. so WHO CARES?! Get a life people...

1494 days ago
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Justin    

Uh, is it just me or does anyone else find that comment by Paula shockingly racist? Almost to the point that I don't believe it is a real comment.

1494 days ago
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FD    

Justin....why is racism so "shocking" to you?? Its still out here, alive and well...

1494 days ago
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jpm4444    

I thought you had to be smart at ND? they always brag about it.



Another athlete above the law; he probably was drunk wanted a snack and a white girl, and at least got the snack.



Good to see the tradition of nutcase NFL players being honored by Big Ben and Tate.

1494 days ago
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dan the man    

Paula does have some valid points but I don't think you can classify an entire population of a race based off a guy who wanted some donuts and the place was closed lol

1494 days ago
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brendan    

You find Paula's comments shockingly racist because they are indeed shockingly racist.

1494 days ago
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