NFL’s Rico Gathers Weed Arrest Video … Peacefully Smoking In Park
Here’s video of Dallas Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers being put in cuffs and getting hauled off to jail for quietly enjoying an evening blunt with his friend in a park.
TMZ Sports has obtained the body-cam footage of Gathers’ August arrest in Frisco, Texas … and the clip shows the pretty unbelievable circumstances that led to Rico spending a night behind bars.
Gathers and his lady friend are in a public park, sitting on a bench having just enjoyed some weed … when cops on bicycles cruise up to interrogate them.
They tell the tight end they could smell the marijuana … and when Rico reveals he has one more fully unused blunt in his possession, the investigation escalates.
One cop pats the two down … and ultimately decides to slap the cuffs on Gathers — who says the weed is his — telling him, “There’s like no tolerance for that stuff here, okay?”
You can see the moment where it hits Gathers that he’s truly about to be punished for such a minor offense … ’cause he PLED with the cops