NFL Player Ryan Moats Accepts Apology From Cop

Published March 31, 2009

The Houston Texans’ running back detained by a police officer in a hospital parking lot while his mother-in-law was dying inside said Monday that he accepts the officer's apology.

Ryan Moats also said that he hopes Officer Robert Powell, who wrote out his apology, was sincere about the seemingly callous encounter during a March 18 traffic stop.

The stop was captured on a police video, showing that Powell pulled out his gun and threatened to throw the calm-but-insistent Moats in jail as he pleaded with the officer to allow him to go to his dying mother-in-law inside the hospital. She ended up dying before Moats could get to her side.

Tamishia Moats, Ryan's wife, said that she would also accept the apology if the officer delivered it personally. The officer has been suspended with pay.

 

Written by BET.com Staff

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