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Super Bowl Hero

Cops Tased Me

In Front of My 4-Year-Old

8/17/2011 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0817-lewis-jermaine-small-EXRetired NFL receiver Jermaine Lewis tells TMZ, he was NOT resisting arrest when police entered his home and tased him in front of his 4-year-old son on Monday -- after he allegedly went on a reckless joyride.

According to the Baltimore County Police report, 36-year-old Jermaine was accused of driving like a maniac -- swerving all over the place and even hitting a fire department sign in Reisterstown, MD ... without stopping.

According to the report, an officer showed up to the former Baltimore Raven's house soon after he had gotten home and attempted to place Jermaine under arrest for hit-and-run -- but the ex-NFL star allegedly resisted, so the officer tased him.

But now Jermaine is PISSED -- telling TMZ, "I never resisted arrest." Lewis says he was merely sitting on his couch when the officers resorted to using the taser.

What's worse -- Jermaine claims the officer callously whipped out the weapon in front his 4-year-old son ... telling us, his son "was very upset crying and my dog was barking."

Jermaine was released Tuesday on $50,000 bail. He's best known for his thrilling kickoff return touchdown in Super Bowl XXXV.

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Kathy    

yeah. sure

1100 days ago
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croc    

i have to laugh at the ''my dog was barking' comment..

1100 days ago
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scarlett    

Jermaine, you are a fricking liar!

1100 days ago
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Ghost Rider    

No need for that. I hear cops have done that to elderly folks as well.

1100 days ago
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Elsa    

Dont do the crime, if you cant handle the consequences that are to follow.
Your child would have never been witnessed to the power of authority if it wasnt for your misdoings.

1100 days ago
6.

PRO US    

Look at his eyes in that mugshot. It's obvious he wasn't drunk driving or driving while under the influence of drugs. If he hit a fire department sign, it was because the sign came to life and jumped in front of his car. Would you stop your car if a sign came to life and jumped in front of your car? I didn't think you would.

If he was swerving all over the place, it must have been to avoid the aliens from other planets who were blocking his car's path on the roads. Would you allow a bunch of extraterrestrials to stop you? I didn't think so. And would you run over the men and women from Mars? That wouldn't be friendly. Of course, you wouldn't.

He was tased because he was sitting on his couch while being Black. Where is the justice? Drop all the charges and give him a medal!

1100 days ago
7.

John    

he led cops on a chase then just gave up on his couch... yeah sure ok

1100 days ago
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two cents    

Whoah Whoah Whoah Jermaine's crying.... Poor little guy needs a hug. LOL

Act a fool? Get treated like one! Maybe now he'll learn some manners. Great example for his kids, driving around like a maniac, lucky he didn't kill anyone! Fool.

1100 days ago
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rickyd    

The main problem of this article is calling him a super bowl Hero

1100 days ago
10.

karlew    

And responsible fathers don't do stupid sh*t that bring the police to the door.

1100 days ago
11.

Johnny    

As a Giants fan I applaud the job these fine police officers did.

1100 days ago
12.

Raejean    

Oh sure, right, they had to tase him off the couch.

Even if that were true-which I doubt-who started the entire ruckus???

Nobody's to blame for your son seeing whatever happened except YOU, bro!

1100 days ago
13.

Paul    

Poor guy... Guess he should have thought about his 4 year old before he brought his problems home, along with the Police. What a dirt bag for bringing this around his child1

1100 days ago
14.

alyx    

and you were driving with intent to kill others while you drove recklessly and drunk. I do not see how you can complain about being tased. Get over it.

1100 days ago
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3Storms    

It would be awesome if he said "DON'T TASE ME, BRO"

1100 days ago
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