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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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Jrbsmk    

He just drove reckless, hit a sign and then calmly went home and sat on the couch?! Lol...yea right

1070 days ago
47.

Ryno    

All i have to say is............WHO??? NEVER HEARD OF HIM

1070 days ago
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commentsof privilege     

I am Privilge white guy that has never been harrassed by police except when i provoked them several of times despite being warned. I am privilege white guy that has never been racially profile no matter what kind of a car I drive or my occupation questioned despite being articulte and well educated. Hi america I am privilege white guy so black folks and all other non white races Stop complaining about injustice because from where im standing there is no such thing....the police have always been fare to me!!(Insert sarcasm while reading)

1070 days ago
49.

kiara simpson    

poor you you are kidding me

1070 days ago
50.

Cassius    

Why do you vicious white boys inject racial hatred everywhere on the internet? Enlightened? Not.

1070 days ago
51.

rosa    

couldnt agree with you more elsa

1070 days ago
52.

wayne    

You could have killed someone and you are just talking about getting tazed. Geez.

1068 days ago
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