Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley was detained by police in L.A. on Tuesday and is undergoing a mental evaluation following an incident at a hotel … TMZ Sports has learned.
McKinley was with a friend at a high-end hotel around noon when something happened and the friend became concerned about McKinley’s well-being. We’re told the friend called police for help.
We’re told cops spoke with McKinley who agreed it was in his best interest to get help — and he cooperated and left with police. We’re told McKinley was NOT arrested or booked for any crime.
The 23-year-old was selected in the 1st round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of UCLA and had a solid rookie season for the Falcons — posting 20 tackles and 6 sacks.
McKinley famously brought a framed picture of his late grandmother to the stage at the NFL Draft and explained that he had made a promise to her on her deathbed that he would make it to the NFL.
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2:09 PM PT — According to the police report — obtained by TMZ — PP was spotted weaving in and out of traffic in an SUV at a speed estimated to be over 100 MPH. Cops say they pulled him over and ordered PP out of the vehicle and cuffed him … he then stated his name was Pleasure P from Pretty Ricky.
Cops say PP reeked like booze, and it was so bad, they had to roll down the windows of the police car to air it out. The report says the singer was given a breath test once back at the station — where he blew a .176 and then a .175 — more than twice the legal limit.
And get this — cops say while he was getting booked, PP asked to call Shaq and the rapper FLO RIDA — a request that was denied.
Pleasure P — a member of the R&B group Pretty Ricky — joked about telling the devil to go back to hell ’cause he had some birthday celebrating to do … and hours later he was busted for DUI.
Pleasure P, who turned 34, was busted in Miami Friday morning and booked for DUI, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving and resisting an officer. Pleasure P — who left the group in 2007 for a solo career — was released after posting bail.
It’s interesting … Pleasure P posted a video on Instagram to thank his more than 325k followers for the birthday wishes. He captioned it, “My birthday started off a little slow which is why I haven’t been posting the devil was trying to work, but I told his ass to go back to hell because I got some celebrating to do.”
Terrible news out of Florida after a police dog was shot and killed by a suspect … and the K9 is being credited for saving the lives of officers.
The sad incident went down on Xmas Eve in Wellington, Florida … where Palm Beach County Sheriffs confronted several individuals cops say were wanted on attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery warrants.
According to local reports … one of the suspects ran and that’s when Cigo — a 3-year-old canine — gave chase. But the suspect shot Cigo before a deputy returned fire … hitting the suspect and severely injuring him. Cigo, however, would later be pronounced dead at an animal hospital.
Shortly after Cigo’s death, several tributes were posted in honor of the fallen officer. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office tweeted, “He gave his life to save others. He’s a good boy and he will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace #K9Cigo.”
The Sheriff’s Office also posted this heartbreaking video of Cigo’s handler devastated from the loss.