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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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23 COMMENTS

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16.

Mr. Bate    

Stupid is...

1413 days ago
17.

TopPotRules    

I've live near there and have tempted to bust in that place a few times myself!

1412 days ago
18.

mrk    

I live near ND and these guys were trained early under "coach" Weis that they could do no wrong ... thankfully Weis, Clausen, and Golden Boy Tate are gone now

1412 days ago
19.

dreams    

Jeeze... chill out... the guy was drunk and wanted a donut. With all the gun play and violence rampid among NFL players right now.... this kid and his drunkenn actions were nothing!

1412 days ago
20.

OhComeOnNow    

Seriously, sounds like a publicity stunt to me! Isn't it all a little convenient? They just sign on to partner and even though the guy can get them at his own football field he has to try and steal one in the morning?

1412 days ago
21.

Falconfan    

What's her name? They gave him a warning? He must've been with a girl that works there.

1412 days ago
22.

bcs    

This is obviously an endorsement. Keep reading. If you don't get that, you might be mentally deficient.

1412 days ago
23.

t    

Maple bars are worse then crack!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1386 days ago
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