A Dallas police officer has been put on desk duty after pulling over an NFL player rushing to see his dying mother-in-law in the hospital and holding him in the hospital parking lot as she died.
The officer stopped Houston Texans running back Ryan Moats’ SUV outside a hospital March 18 after Moats rolled through a red light.
Moats and his family had gotten a call saying his mother-in-law was dying. Moats explained that he waited until there was no traffic before proceeding through the red light and that his mother-in-law was dying, right then.
Moats couldn’t find his insurance paperwork, and was desperate to leave.
By the time the 26-year-old Moats received a ticket and a lecture from the officer, at least 13 minutes had passed and the woman had died.