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Former Auburn RB Tre Mason tasered, arrested in Florida

St. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason (27) celebrates after scoring on a touchdown run next to San Francisco 49ers defensive back Dontae Johnson (36) during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016.
St. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason (27) celebrates after scoring on a touchdown run next to San Francisco 49ers defensive back Dontae Johnson (36) during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. AP

Former Auburn running back Tre Mason was arrested Saturday night in Hollywood, Florida according to the Broward Clerk of Courts.

Mason was arrested on charges of resisting arrested, reckless driving, possession of marijuana and failure to register a motor vehicle.

WSVN-TV’s Frank Guzman released the Hollywood Police Department’s police report providing details of the incident.

The report stats an officer spotted Mason driving a 2011 Porsche driving 75 mph in a 35 mph zone.

“He observed the vehicle changing lanes and braking abruptly to avoid a near collision,” the report said. “The Officer followed the vehicle and attempted multiple times to initiate a traffic stop of the vehicle but the drive accelerated away from the Officer.”

During the ensuing traffic stop, Mason ignored repeated requests for his driver’s license and simple personal details. The Officer detected the odor of marijuana inside the vehicle.

“After both Officers encountered great resistance when they tried to pull drive out of the vehicle, a third Officer responded to the scene,” the report said. “The driver was then given several warnings before a taser was utilized on the driver to subdue him.”

According to the report, Mason was taken into custody and transported to Memorial Regional Hospital for medical clearance.

Coming out of Auburn as a third-round draft pick, Mason had a strong rookie campaign with 765 yards and four touchdowns. He was relegated to a backup role this past season behind Todd Gurley. The second-year back carried the ball only 75 times for 207 yards.

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