Houston Texans Running Back Ryan Moats Robbed of Opportunity To Say “Goodbye”

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Published: March 27, 2009


... with the tragic loss of his mother-in-law, Jonetta Collinsworth, to breast cancer.

While the death of a loved one is painful enough in and of itself, the pain was only magnified as a result of the actions by one Dallas policeman, Officer Robert Powell.

After being held up for just short of 15 minutes by Powell for running a red light, Moats arrived to his mother-in-law's hospital room too late to say his final goodbye. Collinsworth had passed away just moments earlier.

The saddest and most frustrating part of this is that this could have been avoided with just a small dose of sensitivity and understanding from Officer Powell.

There is no denying that Moats broke the law. After stopping at a red light to check for traffic, Moats continued driving before given the green light.

He also continued driving for what appeared to be a few hundred yards after...

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