Baltimore Ravens Rookie Tony Fein Arrested: There Will Be No Beer Summits

Jarrett CarterAnalyst IAugust 23, 2009

SEATTLE - 2009:  Tony Fein of the Seattle Seahawks poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by NFL Photos)

To make a long story short, Baltimore’s finest assumed Ravens rookie Tony Fein and his friends were passing around a gun while at dinner in the Inner Harbor. They investigate, find nothing.

At that point, they could’ve apologized for the tragic misunderstanding. But as men with guns and power tend to do when their macho consciences need assuaging, they overstay their welcome, continue to get up in folks business, and draw the worst out of their victims.

So now Tony Fein is locked up for shoving an officer.

To start, I don’t condone this kind of behavior. But I understand it very well. And don’t assume this is a black thing. Skateboarders understand it, and tipsy Ravens and Orioles fans understand it just as well.

If we all took the time out to understand it, perhaps we would move one step closer to refrain from wanting to shove police officers. And just maybe, officers might learn better than to stay around to get shoved.