(Non-Honey-Badger) LSU Cornerback Hampers Draft Stock By Getting Arrested For Being Incredibly Cocky, During NFL Draft
Former LSU cornerback Tharold Simon was a projected mid-to-late round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. He was so excited about this that he got arrested on the first night of the draft, before he was selected, or projected to be selected.
Former LSU cornerback Tharold Simon was arrested Thursday night for allegedly intimidating a police officer in his hometown of Eunice, La., according to KATC.com. Eunice city officials planned to proclaim Friday as “Tharold Simon Day” during a ceremony, and that will go on as planned according to Mayor Rusty Moody.
So, town goes out of way to honor player, player gets arrested day before receiving honor. Anyway, what is "intimidating a police officer?" Did he yell at him? Tell him he was going to steal his Dunkin Donuts gift card?
A projected mid-to-late round pick, Simon allegedly failed to move his car upon the request of a police officer. According to police records, he told the officer, “I own Eunice” and “I'm gonna buy these projects, and you are gonna be mine.” Simon then proceeded to leave, spinning his wheels and turning up his radio. He was charged with public intimidation, resisting an officer and unnecessary noise violation.
According to the report, Simon also told the officer that “the mayor was on his side” and that the officer would be fired if he wrote the ticket. Simon was released on bond.
Sources say Simon (I didn't say Simon says!) does not own Eunice, LA, because people can't own towns. It does appear that the mayor is on his side, though, because "Tharold Simon Day" is reportedly still happening. The Lions have moved him to the top of their draft board.
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