Los Angeles Rams running back Tre Mason, from whom the team hasn’t heard despite multiple attempts to contact him, was “admitted for evaluation” to a hospital in late July after his mother called police in South Florida, saying Mason was acting strangely.
According to a police report, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s officers arrived at his mother’s house in Lake Charleston, Florida, after Tina Mason called to report that Tre Mason was “acting unusual and making irrational statements.”
Rams officials said Tuesday that they have tried several times to get in touch with Mason, who was arrested in March on charges of reckless driving, marijuana possession and resisting arrest. The team has been in contact with Mason’s family and his agent, Bus Cook, but has been unable to get answers about his condition or his whereabouts.
According to the police report, Tre Mason told officers that “he was going to call the White House and we were all going to lose our jobs” and that “the police were responsible for teaching al-Qaida how to fly planes.”
Police observed that a hole had been punched in the wall of Mason’s bedroom, and there was a broken vase and lamp in the room as well. Police determined that Mason wasn’t fit “to make decisions” for himself at the time, and he was taken to the hospital for a small laceration on his hand as well as observation.
According to the report, Mason also applauded the officers, telling them that “he was used to being the entertainment for others, but now (officers) were his entertainment.”
Rams tackle Greg Robinson has been in contact with Mason at some point during the offseason via text, but officials said that communication has been complicated because Mason has changed his cell phone number multiple times.
“Right now, we’re more concerned with Tre Mason’s well-being than we are his football career,” Rams coach Jeff Fisher told reporters at Rams training camp over the weekend. “We’re going to continue to try to reach him to see where he’s at.”
Officially, Mason is on the Rams’ reserve/did not report list, so he doesn’t count against their 90-man training camp roster.
TMZ Sports first reported that Mason was admitted for evaluation by police.
Police in Hollywood, Florida, said Mason refused orders to get out of his sports car on March 5, after he was pulled over for going twice the speed limit in a 35 mph zone. Officers said they used a stun gun on Mason twice.