Attorneys: Tre Mason missed court because he was hospitalized



An arrest warrant for NFL player and former Park Vista High star Tre Mason has been withdrawn after his attorneys filed a motion saying that Mason missed a court appearance because he was hospitalized.

Mason has been involved in a series of bizarre events in the past few months that family members say may be the result of head injuries sustained during his football career.

VIDEO: See the PBSO dashcam video of deputies chasing Tre Mason on his ATV.

On Aug. 13, Mason was cited for driving with a suspended license after he was stopped by Palm Beach police while behind the wheel of his 2012 Maserati.

A court appearance was scheduled for Sept. 7 in West Palm Beach that Mason skipped.

The motion filed in court states that Mason mssed the court hearing because he was “hospitalized for necessary medical treatment.”

No further information was included.

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Mason’s family has expressed concerns about the mental health after several incidents involving law enforcement.

Mason was arrested in March after he was found going 75 mph in a 35-mph zone in Hollywood and refused to identify himself to police. A Taser was used twice on Mason, who was charged with resisting an officer without violence, reckless driving, failure to register a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana in an amount less than 20 grams and failure to yield the right of way to an emergency vehicle.

On July 23, Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies went to the suburban Boynton Beach home of Mason’s mother, who reported that her son was making “irrational” statements. When deputies arrived, Mason said he would call the White House to have them fired and added that “police were responsible for teaching (al-Qaida) how to fly planes.” Mason was not arrested but taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

On July 27, Mason received several citations after he fled from a deputy while riding an ATV at an estimated 80 mph as he was chased from the intersection of Hypoluxo and Hagan Ranch roads to his mother’s home. Mason’s mother told deputies that her son had a “10-year-old’s mindset” as the result of head injuries sustained playing football.

The Los Angeles Rams put Mason on the reserve/did not report list July 30 when he failed to show up for training camp. Rams’ coach Jeff Fisher said he had reached out to Mason without success several times since his March arrest in Hollywood.


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