NFLPA issues statement on Moats situation

One day after the run-in between a Dallas police officer and Houston Texans RB Ryan Moats hit the airwaves and blogosphere, NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith released a statement on the situation.

“I expressed my condolences to Ryan’s family and I am very sorry for their loss,” the statement read. “I have also spoken with the Dallas Police Dept about their continued investigation of this matter and appreciated their swift reaction with respect to this incident. We stand by to offer any assistance asked of us and Mr. Moats’ family. I have asked that NFLPA Executive Committee member Mark Bruener, who played for the Houston Texans last season, and Texans Player Reps Chester Pitts and Kris Brown serve as the liaison between the NFLPA and the family.”

Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle apologized Thursday and said the officer involved was placed on administrative leave after pulling over Moats, who was rushing to see his dying mother-in-law in the hospital March 18.

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