Here we go again.
Before you watch the video, which is sure to make your blood boil, let's not forget that not all police officers act in this manner. In fact, we can erase the word police and just state that most human beings do not act in such a violent manner in general. What you are about to see is unacceptable, disgusting, and enraging.
Former Toledo defensive back Desmond Marrow has had his ups and downs. After facing injuries in college that affected the rest of his career, he was signed by the Texans and Buccaneers, but was dropped by both teams before the regular season. Talented and passionate, Marrow played for the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos for one year.
In a video that has gone viral, Marrow is seen being arrested by police officers. "I'm not even doing nothing, I'm not even fighting back," exclaims Marrow as two police officers forcibly walk him over to a white pick up truck. After slamming him on the truck, one officer grabs his legs while the other holds his neck and slams him to the pavement. At this point Marrow begins to scream in both fear and anger. "I didn't even do nothing to ya'll," cries Marrow as police pull his pants down in what looks like an attempt to find a weapon. "You slammed me on my f***ing head," he screams as a third officer walks up. Marrow begins to squirm around in fear and one of the officers places his hand around the former NFL player's throat as he begins to yell "I can't breathe!" Sound familiar?
"Settle down, just relax," says one officer cooly as Marrow appears to pass out under the pressure of the choke. They then instruct him to sit up, although he is visibly unconscious. At that point, the video cuts off. According to The New York Post, the arrest occurred last December after a road rage incident. The police report states that Marrow followed a motorist into a shopping mall parking lot after the driver threw a cup at Marrow's car. A witness said that when police arrived, Marrow was uncooperative and threatened them, prompting the arrest. In a Facebook post in which Marrow shared the video, he wrote, "During the arrest the police knocked my teeth out, slammed me on my head and choked me out until I was unconscious." He claims police said he had a gun, although all he had on him was a cell phone. Once again... sound familiar?
Check out the video below, and head over to Marrow's Facebook for the full post.