Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal says a cop threatened to put him “on a headline” during a traffic stop two years ago.
Beal mentioned that he was pulled over on the highway with his wife and one of his friends in the car and he was asked to step out of the vehicle.
“What if I f–k up your Monday and put you on a headline and arrest you right now?” the cop told Beal.
“But because I was a Black athlete driving a nice vehicle, that’s when he came over,” Beal said. “It’s [racism] everywhere. We just have to stop being ignorant to the fact that it exists.”
Wizards and Washington Mystics players walked from Capital One Arena to the Martin Luther King Memorial in D.C. in honor of Black Lives Matter and Juneteenth.