NFL team cuts Tre Mason, former Park Vista star, amid troubles


The Los Angeles Rams have officially released running back Tre Mason, the former Park Vista High School standout who was arrested in January fleeing on an ATV from a deputy sheriff, ESPN said Saturday.

Mason’s Jan. 10 arrest on charges of fleeing and eluding with disrgard to safety followed a troubled year in which he was “admitted for evaluation” after acting strangely toward police officers who visited his mother’s home in the Lake Charleston neighborhood west of the city. In March 2016, he was tazed after refusing to get out of his vehicle during an arrest in Broward County.

VIDEO: See the PBSO dashcam video of deputies chasing Tre Mason

His mother told Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies that Mason, now 23, “is not himself at all” and had a “10-year-old’s mindset.” She said the problem could have started with head injuries that Mason sustained playing football.

Deputies were called to the home July 23 after family members reported “bizarre and angry outbursts.” When deputies arrived, Mason threatened to call the White House and have them all fired and made comments regarding Al-Qaeda, the militant Sunni Islamist group.

The ride on the ATV occurred four days later. Deputies said Mason was traveling at speeds that reached 80 mph as he was chased from the intersection of Hypoluxo and Hagan Ranch roads. He failed to stop when instructed to do so by deputies and the video shows him running into his mother’s home before a deputy pulls into his driveway. Authorities towed the ATV away that day but waited until January to arrest Mason.

Mason rushed for a combined 972 yards for the Rams in his first two seasons after being drafted in the third round out of Auburn in the 2014 NFL Draft. At Auburn, Mason rushed for more than 1,000 yards as both a sophomore and junior and helped lead the Tigers to the 2013 national championship game against Florida State.

He did not play for the Rams in 2016.

ESPN reported that Mason met with the Rams this week for the first time since the end of the 2015 season and left team officials with the impression that “there is some intention to play football again.”



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