The Rams have waived Mason from the team's Reserve/Did Not Report list. Mason did not take the field during the 2016 season on the heels of off-field issues, and the Rams have elected to part ways with the 23-year-old running back, who was selected 75th overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. Mason last saw game action in 2015, when he logged 75 carries for 207 yards and a TD to go along with 18 catches for 88 yards over the course of 13 games.
Mason was arrested Tuesday for his involvement in a July incident in which he fled from authorities on an ATV, Olivia Hitchcock of the Palm Beach Post reports. Mason was reportedly "tearing the place up" on his ATV while riding around roads July 27 when an officer attempted to stop him, prompting Mason to flee the scene. After months of the authorities filing paperwork necessary for Mason's potential arrest, he was finally picked up Tuesday. Mason has not been in contact with the Rams for quite some time, and obviously didn't play during the 2016 season. He was also arrested back in March for the suspicion of possession of marijuana, reckless driving, failure to register a motor vehicle, and resisting arrest. At this point, his NFL outlook has taken a backseat to potentially career-ending personal issues.
The Rams haven't been in contact with Mason (personal) for the past seven months, ESPN.com reports. "Right now, we're more concerned with Tre Mason's well-being than we are his football career," head coach Jeff Fisher said last weekend. "We're going to continue to try to reach him to see where he's at." The last correspondence between the two parties took place at the end of last season. Since losing to the 49ers in Week 17, his offseason has included a March arrest for marijuana possession and resisting an office, among other charges, and no participation in the offseason program. With his status up in the air, he's untouchable until there's a resolution to the matter.
The Rams placed Mason on the Reserve/Did Not Report list Saturday. Mason has been absent from any Rams activity since early March following an arrest for multiple violations, including marijuana possession and resisting arrest. In the interim, he's tended to personal issues, and the decision to place him on the aforementioned list relays the team's lack of confidence in when he may report to training camp.
Mason (personal) is still not with the Rams and his status for training camp is unclear, the Orange County Register reports. Mason has been excused from the team for personal reasons since early March, when he was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana, reckless driving, failure to register a motor vehicle and resisting arrest. According to a recent TMZ report, Mason has subsequently been at the center of a number of other incidents involving police the past few months, with family members expressing concern about his mental health. While the details surrounding his situation aren't known, it does seem clear that Mason won't be with the Rams for the early part of training camp.
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