Atlanta Falcons practice squad WR Cameron Batson has been charged with five crimes following a DUI stop that escalated into a fight and a police chase in Atlanta on early Saturday morning. The Falcons cut Batson on Monday afternoon.
“We’ve released Cameron Batson from the practice squad,” the Falcons announced.
Batson was arrested in Georgia after a police officer pulled him over for speeding and failure to maintain his lane. Batson reportedly became aggressive with the officer and began violently fighting. The officer fired his weapon during the fight, which didn’t hit anyone.
Batson allegedly managed to escape the officer, get back into his truck, and drive away. The police report says he didn’t make it far, crashing a short distance away and exiting his car to flee on foot. Police eventually found him hiding somewhere in the area and arrested him.
Batson faces charges that carry a sentence of 20 years, if he’s found guilty.
Atlanta Falcons WR Cameron Batson. Photo courtsey of David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images