The Atlanta Falcons will likely lose another practice squad wide receiver as Cameron Batson got himself into some serious trouble early Saturday morning.
The current (and likely soon-to-be-ex) Falcons wide receiver has been arrested for a whole bevy of mistakes made a couple hours after midnight.
Atlanta Falcons WR allegedly drives intoxicated, fights police, and then flees
When you are barely holding on to a job in the NFL as a practice squad player then the last thing you want to do is get in trouble with the law, which is exactly what an Atlanta Falcons wide receiver did.
According to arrest reports from Atlanta Police Department, an officer saw a truck speeding while not maintaining his lane. They pulled him over and determined he was intoxicated, and he then “violently fought with the officer” and resisted arrest. A shot was fired by the officer but fortunately, it did not hit anyone.
The records say the suspect then jumped back in his truck and fled the area. The police eventually found him, arrested him, and identified him as 27-year-old Cameron Batson who just ruined his NFL career.
With him being a practice squad player, he is likely viewed as an expendable player. Teams do not like to deal with these problems so it is probably only a matter of time before he is back on the proverbial NFL streets, instead of the literal streets. He will probably be in jail for a period of time if convicted.
Driving intoxicated is a big enough mistake but to then compound that with resisting arrest, getting into an altercation with an officer that leads to a shot being fired, and then fleeing, he basically just dug his own grave.
Here is the full police report that can be found on the Atlanta Police Department’s website:
"On December 31, 2022, at around 2:00 AM, an Atlanta Police Officer observed a pickup truck speeding and failing to maintain its lane. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle on I-75 North at the Northside Drive exit. The officer determined the driver was intoxicated and attempted to take him into custody. However, the driver resisted and violently fought with the officer. During the incident, the officer discharged his firearm, but no one was struck. The suspect was able to escape from the officer, reenter his vehicle and flee the scene. He crashed a short distance away, near Northside Drive and Echota Drive, and ran on foot. Multiple officers canvassed the area and were able to locate the suspect hiding in the area. He was taken into custody and is facing multiple charges. The officer and suspect were both taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries sustained during the altercation. At this time, the investigation continues."