REPORT: Falcons WR Was Arrested After Being Intoxicated And Fighting Police Officer

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A wide receiver on the Atlanta Falcons practice squad was arrested after being intoxicated and getting into a physical altercation with police officers that eventually turned into a chase.

According to a report from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Cameron Batson was stopped by police on I-75 around 2 a.m. on Saturday. The officer reported that Batson was pulled over because he was speeding and failed to maintain his lane.

A field sobriety test was conducted, and the officer determined that Batson was intoxicated, the police statement revealed.

Police say Batson then got into his truck and drove away before crashing, fleeing on foot and ultimately getting subdued and arrested. This resulted in the Falcons wideout and an officer going to a local hospital to treat injuries.


“We have been made aware of an overnight incident involving Cameron Batson and are currently gathering information from law enforcement agencies,” the Falcons said in a statement. “We take this matter seriously and have no further comment at this time.”

Batson was an undrafted free agent signed by the Tennessee Titans in 2018, where he spent his first four NFL seasons.

Throughout his career, Batson has recorded 22 catches for 197 yards and two touchdowns.