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Tre Mason Arrested: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

St. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason (27) against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
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Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistMarch 6, 2016

Police in Hollywood, Florida, arrested Los Angeles Rams running back Tre Mason on Saturday, according to Paradise Afshar of WPLG Local 10.

Broward County records show Mason is facing four charges: resisting an officer, marijuana possession of 20 grams or less, reckless driving and failing to register a motor vehicle.

Frank Guzman of WSVN-TV‎ reported authorities used a Taser on Mason during the course of his arrest, and the 22-year-old was later hospitalized.

"We are very disappointed to learn of an incident involving [Mason] in the Miami, Fla. area Saturday afternoon," the Rams said in a statement. "We are in the process of obtaining more information about the facts surrounding this incident and will have no further comment at this time."

The Rams selected Mason in the third round of the 2014 draft. He ran for 765 yards and four touchdowns in 12 games as a rookie, but the emergence of Todd Gurley limited his role in the team's offense in 2015. He carried the ball 75 times for 207 yards and one touchdown.

Last month, head coach Jeff Fisher spoke about what he feels are critical months ahead for the former Auburn Tiger, per AL.com's Brandon Marcello:

Tre's gotta have a great offseason program. That in itself is going to be a challenge for us because it's going to take place outside of California.

We drafted Tre for a reason and when you look at our running back position, when you talk about Todd and then Tre and then Benny [Cunningham], I think that's as good a group as you'll find in the league from the depth standpoint and the difference in their abilities and what they do. I think Tre realizes he's got to put the commitment in wherever he is and get ready for camp and have a great preseason.

Depending on the outcome of Mason's case, he could face potential discipline from the NFL. When Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell was arrested on charges of marijuana possession and driving under the influence in August 2014, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell slapped him with a three-game suspension, which was ultimately reduced to two games.

Should Mason miss any time to start the 2016 season, it could jeopardize his place on the Rams roster.

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