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Houston Chronicle by Nicole Hensley July 11, 2019

Patriots’ linebacker Elandon Roberts says Fort Bend deputy harassed him during traffic stop at Richmond home

New England Patriots linebacker Elandon Roberts has lodged a complaint against Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office for a traffic stop in which the deputy allegedly harassed him and called him a “big black man” outside his home, a lawyer for the NFL player said.

After visiting his parents, the Port Arthur native was driving back to his Richmond home when the deputy began following him on Pitts Road for about a mile without flipping on his emergency lights until the two reached Roberts’ subdivision, said Jennine Hovell-Cox, a Houston-based attorney who is representing Roberts.

It would be another eight minutes before Roberts would learn that he had been pulled over for allegedly speeding, according to dash cam footage of the March 10 incident that the lawyer shared on Thursday.

The 16-minute video shows 25-year-old former University of Houston standout pulling into his driveway with Deputy Adam Watkins blocking him in. Roberts then stepped out of his black 2018 Porsche with his hands up and said, “This is my house.”

“Get back in the car right now,” the deputy repeatedly said in the footage. “Shut the door, put the hands on the steering wheel and roll down the window. Do it now.”

The flashing lights and commotion just before 10 p.m. was enough to draw Roberts’ then-fiance outside as he got back into the car, about a minute into the video.

More: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Patriots-linebacker-Elandon-Roberts-says-Fort-14090116.php


New England Patriots linebacker Elandon Roberts can be seen in a March 10
traffic stop at his Fort Bend County home.
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