Maybe there was a reason Seahawks defensive end Raheem Brock felt he was within his rights pull a dine and dash on a $27 tab at a Philly restaurant, his conviction for which we told you about last week. It seems Brock is used to getting preferential treatment from police in Philly and in other places. Philadelphia magazine inquired into Brock's DUI arrest in Seattle late last year, only to find the paperwork had gone missing. And after getting tangled in red tape, the magazine finally got its hands on the documents.
The police report says a car Brock was driving was fishtailing at a speed of 90 mph at 2:35 a.m. After he was pulled over, a breathalyzer showed his blood-alcohol level to be .115 and .111. But that's not the best part. From Philly mag:
According to the report, after being read his rights, Brock asked the police, "You guys don't take care of your athletes out here?" The police asked Brock to explain what he meant. His response? "Every time I have been stopped out east, Chicago, New Jersey and Philadelphia," replied Brock, "the cops either followed me home or gave me a ride."
The incident happened on Nov. 13, 2010, and the statute of limitations for DUI in Washington is two years. No decision has been made on whether charges will be filed against Brock. Which means the state of Washington still has another year to let the clock run out to prove that it, too, takes care of its athletes.
Raheem Brock Pulled an Allen Iverson on Police [Philadelphia Magazine]