Taking Care of Raheem Brock
More than a year after he allegedly blew a preliminary .133 on a Breathalyzer—well above the .08 legal limit—King County prosecutors have finally charged Seattle Seahawks defensive end Raheem Brock, 33, with driving under the influence. The six-foot-four, 274-pound Brock, who registered a career best 10.5 sacks for the Seahawks in 2010, was pulled over November 13, 2010, at 2:35 a.m., after a state trooper says he observed Brock's car fishtailing on I-5 while traveling at speeds upwards of 90 miles per hour. According to the arrest report, after being read his rights, Brock incredulously asked the officer: "You guys don't take care of your athletes out here?" When asked by the officer what he meant, Brock went on to explain that, by comparison, "Every time I have been stopped out East, Chicago, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, the cops either followed me home or gave me a ride." Charges were filed only after a Philadelphia magazine reporter following up on the arrest learned that the paperwork had been "lost" at the courthouse. Brock was convicted of theft in his native Philadelphia last week for failing to pay a $27 bar bill.