Su'a Cravens posted a video that he had shot after a November traffic stop, in which he was followed by police and pulled over in a mall parking lot after going 39 miles per hour in a 25 mph school zone. In the video, he accuses the police of racially profiling him, searching his car for weed, and handcuffing him for a traffic stop.
The Washington Post received a statement from the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office, which said Cravens was issued a summons for the speeding violation in a school zone, and also cited for having an illegal tint on the car.
“This traffic stop was not a case of racial profiling,” the statement said. “Additionally, the LCSO has not received any formal complaints regarding this matter and it would be inappropriate to comment further regarding any allegations and involving a pending court case.”
Cravens, who was drafted by Washington in the 2nd round in 2016, left the team in September with reports that he was considering retirement. He returned, but the team put him on the Reserve/Left Squad list. Back in late September, he gave away a bunch of his jerseys at a local Dick’s Department Store. Just last week, his agent said that he had been cleared to resume football activities after recovering from post-concussion symptoms.