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Falcons practice squad member arrested for allegedly fighting APD officer and trying to flee during an arrest

Atlanta, Georgia – Early Saturday morning Falcons practice team member, Cameron Batson, was pulled over by an APD officer for speeding and failing to maintain a lane.

Batson was reportedly given a field sobriety test and failed. The APD officer tried placing Batson into custody, but he allegedly fought the officer off of him. The APD officer fired shots at Batson, but he was not hit by any of the bullets. Batson then tried to get away in his vehicle, but crashed a short distance away from the traffic stop. Batson tried running on foot, but was then apprehended.

Batson is facing multiple charges, but the APD has not been specific with the charges. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has tried contacting the Atlanta Falcons for comment and received the following response, “We have been made aware of an overnight incident involving Cameron Batson and are currently gathering information from law enforcement agencies,” the team’s statement said. “We take this matter seriously and have no further comment at this time.”

Batson was signed by the Falcons in June, but was later released two months later in August. Batson would later join the Falcons practice squad. Before joining the Falcons Batson was playing for the Tennessee Titans.

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