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Tre Mason's Family Reportedly Concerned About RB's Mental Health

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured Columnist

In this Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 photo, St. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason (27) runs against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Mason refused to cooperate with officers who were arresting him in South Florida for reckless driving and marijuana possession, police in Hollywood, Florida, said Sunday, March 6. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
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The family of Los Angeles Rams running back Tre Mason is reportedly concerned about his well-being after a series of incidents during the NFL offseason. 

TMZ Sports reported July 26 that police have been forced to respond five separate times for issues involving Mason over the past four months. The outlet noted his family is worried about his safety and mental health due to "a string of bizarre behavior and angry outbursts."

The most recent incident occurred July 23, when police responded to the family home, according to TMZ Sports. The report explained he's "never been accused of hurting anyone," but at one point, his family became concerned when he "hadn't slept in days." It's also noted he agreed to check himself into a facility sometime during the stretch of issues, but no further details were provided.

TMZ Sports provided additional details Monday:

According to the report, filed by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office ... cops say Tre's mother had called because her son was "acting unusual and making irrational statements."

When Tre saw the cops, he threatened to call the White House and have them all fired -- and made bizarre statements about Al Qaeda ... so says the report.

Upon inspection, cops noticed a hole that had been punched in the wall of Tre's bedroom and a broken vase and lamp. Tre also had a cut on his hand, but was refusing medical attention. 

The officer who filed the report made it clear Tre was in no position to make decisions on his own. 

"I believe that Trence does not have the [redacted] ability to make decisions at this time and therefore he was transported to [redacted] where he was treated for the laceration and admitted for evaluation under the [redacted]."

Dan Graziano and Adam Caplan of ESPN reported Wednesday that Rams officials said "they have tried several times to get in touch with Mason" along with his family and agent, but have been "unable to get answers about his condition or his whereabouts. 

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Along with the string of concerning events, which TMZ Sports stated began March 28, Mason missed an April court appearance in Florida.

Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News noted the running back's attorney said his client missed the arraignment hearing on misdemeanor traffic and drug charges because the notice was mailed to the wrong address. The case dates to a March 5 arrest during which the officers used a Taser on him twice to get him out of his vehicle.

The latest update on his status comes at a time when his roster spot with the Rams is in question. Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com listed him as Los Angeles' most notable veteran on the bubble, citing the off-field concerns, depth at the position and missing the bus for a road game last season.

Todd Gurley is coming off a terrific rookie season and figures to fill a workhorse role in the Rams backfield this season. The team also has Benny Cunningham, Chase Reynolds and Aaron Green among the backs who will be fighting for playing time during training camp and the preseason.

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