The Los Angeles Rams as expected has released running back Tre Mason from the team who who failed to show up for the teams OTA’s and minicamp.last season. Mason was expected to earn $911,632 this season, the team will save $752,257 and take a dead hit of $159,375. He signed a four-year $2.9 million deal, in which $600k of the contract was fully guaranteed.
Mason, was a injured reserved running back of Rams, and the son of a member of the famous 90’s rap group known as De La Soul, who had several run-ins with the law. He had been arrested after being stopped for a traffic infraction (speeding), and was discovered to be under the influence and possession of marijuana. His latest arrest was for fleeing from law enforcement on an ATV in July 2016.
Authorities allegedly reported that Mason had been seen doing wheelies on an ATV in a park last summer when the authorities tried to stop him. Instead of stopping, Mason sped right past them to only flee the scene before retreating into his mother’s home. Authorities stated that he was not wearing a protective helmet while entertaining his daredevil riding.
Mason mother has revealed to the authorities, “that football head injuries left him with a “10-year-old’s mindset.” Just days earlier, Mason had been “admitted for evaluation” to a hospital after his mother called authorities to her home. She told deputies that Mason had been acting erratically and had a cut on his hand. Many pray that this is the case with Mason’s mental state, that he seeks and receives the best treatment and cure from whatever he has endured.
Mason was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft from the University of Auburn just two rounds after his All-American teammate, college roommate, and current teammate and Rams starting left tackle Greg Robinson. In the SEC Championship game, Mason would set a rushing record with 304 yards, a record in which he crushes by 103 and stood for a decade. He set another record in that same game with four touchdowns, 46 rushing attempts which he was named the game’s most valuable player.In the Mason set an SEC Championship rushing record with 304 yards, a record in which he obliterate by 103 yards and withstood for a decade. He set another record in that same game with four touchdowns, 46 rushing attempts which he was named the game’s most valuable player.
Mason problems seemed to arise in 2015, after the Rams surprised many by selecting Todd Gurley as tenth overall draft pick in the first round 2015 NFL Draft. Immediately Mason would take to social media with tweets that seemed to quite bitter. His twitter account with light up first with the tweet of, “#TBT /A Diamond In The Rough /#DraftDay /Round 3, 75th Overall /Blessings” followed by, “Say less… #FueledUp”. The following day it would seem as if Mason would take his frustration out on the Rams front office with this tweet, “Doubting me..? ?☕️!” Only one to know is Mason but, its my opinion that his mental state took a turn after the NFL draft and then when he was finally benched for in favor of Gurley.
Concerns from the organization front office, the Rams place Mason on the injured reserve/pup list when the 53 man roster was to be set last fall, in efforts that he would recovered from the legal and mental issues he was going through. We all hope Mason the best and that he will receive the proper treatment available and hopefully he could make an cameo back into the NFL someday.