Falcons’ Cameron Batson is arrested for ‘fighting Atlanta cops during traffic stop, failing field sobriety test and attempting to flee officers in his truck’
- A member of the Atlanta Falcons practice squad was arrested early Saturday
- Wide receiver Cameron Batson was accused of driving drunk and attacking cops
- Batson was allegedly pulled over for speeding before failing a sobriety test
- He then allegedly attacked officers before fleeing in his truck and later crashing
- Batson tried to escape on foot, according to officers, who finally arrested him
- One officer fired a gun at Batson, who was not wounded during the ordeal
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A member of the Atlanta Falcons practice squad was arrested early Saturday morning after being pulled over for speeding and allegedly failing a field sobriety test, attacking officers, fleeing in his truck, crashing, and attempting to escape on foot.
Wide receiver Cameron Batson was ultimately found hiding by police and arrested, although a list of charges has not been released. An Atlanta police spokesperson instructed DailyMail.com to refile a request for further information on Tuesday. As of midday on Saturday, Batson was not listed on the Fulton County Jail inmate roster.
One officer fired a gun at Batson, who was not wounded during the ordeal.
The Falcons have acknowledged Batson’s arrest in a statement: ‘We have been made aware of an overnight incident involving Cameron Batson and are currently gathering information from law enforcement agencies. We take this matter seriously and have no further comment at this time.’
Atlanta Falcons practice squad wide receiver Cameron Batson was arrested on Saturday
According to Atlanta Police, the 27-year-old wideout was pulled over around 2am on I-75 for allegedly speeding and failing to stay in his lane.
Officers conducted a field sobriety test, which Batson failed, and attempted to arrest the former Texas Tech star. It was then that the traffic stop turned violent, according to police.
‘The driver resisted and violently fought with the officer,’ read the department press release. ‘During the incident, the officer discharged his firearm, but no one was struck.’
Batson allegedly returned to his truck and attempted flee, but crashed shortly thereafter.
‘The suspect was able to escape from the officer, reenter his vehicle and flee the scene,’ read the release. ‘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.’
Batson went undrafted out of Texas Tech in 2018, but signed on as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans, for whom he played parts of three seasons. His best year came in 2020, when he made 12 catches for 100 yards over a dozen games.
He signed with the Falcons’ practice squad before the 2022 season, but has not yet been moved to the 53-man roster.
Batson went undrafted out of Texas Tech in 2018, but signed on as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans, for whom he played parts of three seasons. His best year came in 2020, when he made 12 catches for 100 yards over a dozen games. He signed with the Falcons’ practice squad before the 2022 season