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Elandon Roberts says he was harassed by police at his home in Texas

Elandon Roberts says he was harassed by police at his home in Texas

When Elandon Roberts was stopped by police in a Houston suburb on March 10 for a speeding infraction, he was not told what the charge was until nine minutes after the stop was initiated. 

In a story by A.J. Perez of USA Today, Roberts claimed he was harassed by police at his home. 

Deputy Adam Watkins barked at Roberts to get back into his car and Roberts did so quickly, not that it halted the tension as Watkins called for backup over the “big black man” who “wouldn’t comply,” according to the dashcam footage obtained by USA TODAY Sports.

Roberts filed a complaint 10 days after the incident, saying he "felt so harassed I couldn't remember where my insurance paper was in my car."

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Department's internal affairs ruled that the complaint was not sustained, so the matter was closed. Roberts' attorney requested the District Attorney to open an investigation into the incident. 

Dashcam footage showed Deputy Adam Watkins stop Roberts for speeding (59 mph in a 35 mph zone) and a failure to provide insurance. However, the citation was not entered.

Roberts' attorney said the belief is that once the dashcam footage was viewed by Watkins' superiors and it was evident who Roberts was, a decision was made to halt any charges. The Patriots' linebacker received calls a few hours after the stop apologizing to him and assuring him the ticket was being dismissed. 

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Tom Brady shares update on injured elbow after 'a lot of extra treatment'

Tom Brady shares update on injured elbow after 'a lot of extra treatment'

Tom Brady hasn't missed a game due to injury since 2008, and he's not about to now.

But the New England Patriots quarterback still isn't fully healthy.

Brady took a hit on his right elbow during last Sunday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs and admitted Thursday night he's spent additional time with personal trainer Alex Guerrero this week to deal with the injury.

"It’s responded well," Brady told Jim Gray during his weekly interview on Westwood One. "I’ve gotten a lot of extra treatment with Alex, my body coach. It’s been good to be out there the last couple days participating and doing everything I can do. Any time you come off a tough loss you want to get back out on the practice field to try and improve with your teammates."

Brady appeared on last week's injury report with the elbow ailment and appeared to exacerbate it against the Chiefs. He was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, and while he participated fully Thursday, the elbow still appeared to affect him.

The 42-year-old said he'll be ready to go against the Cincinnati Bengals, though.

"I'm feeling good," Brady added. "It’s Week 15. Everyone is dealing with a couple bumps and bruises at this point, some worse than that. I'm very fortunate to be out there getting ready to go for a competitive game in Cincinnati on Sunday."

 

Brady threw for just 169 yards with one touchdown and one interception against Kansas City, as the Patriots' offense has scored 22 points or fewer in five consecutive games, its longest streak in the Bill Belichick era.

If anything, Patriots fans should hope for a non-competitive game in Cincinnati so Brady can limit his workload and get healthier for the playoffs.

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Tom Brady jokingly challenges Lamar Jackson to a unique race on Twitter

Tom Brady jokingly challenges Lamar Jackson to a unique race on Twitter

During Thursday night's game against the New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson made history. He broke Michael Vick's record for the most quarterback rushing yards in a season on an early-game run against the Jets defense.

In the wake of this historic moment, another historically-good quarterback took time to comment on Jackson's speed and running ability. But not in the way that many would think.

That's right, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady challenged Jackson to a race on Twitter.

Okay, so maybe it's not really a race. Or a challenge of any sort. Brady is just making fun of his own lacking speed while praising Jackson for his effort this season.

Still, the image of Jackson trying to race Brady on natural grass while on rollerblades is hilarious. But frankly, it's no guarantee that Brady would win that one given Jackson's unbelievable athletic ability.

That said, Jackson didn't seem to like his chances in the race, as captured postgame by ESPN.

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