Melbourne, FL – A SWAT team raided the home of a former college football player on Thursday who threatened members of the Dallas Cowboys after he was not selected in the NFL draft.
This year draft was held from April 26 through April 28.
The Melbourne Police Department said the SWAT team raided the home of 26-year-old Keyon Reed, who last played football at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2012.
Reed, who is 6-foot-2 and weighed 260 pounds in college, was arrested in 2013 while he was a player at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for assaulting a university police officer, according to the Times Free Press.
Police said that Reed called members of the Dallas Cowboys and told them that the team need to sign him, TMZ reported. They said that Reed started making threats to harm people if the franchise didn’t sign him.
When police raided Reed’s home, he admitted to making the statements, including telling Cowboys employees he was going to “f**k their wife,” according to TMZ.
Reed told police he was frustrated that the Cowboys wouldn’t “show him the real money” and sign him to a contract.
TMZ posted an image of a tweet that Reed allegedly made that said he was getting impatient with the Cowboys.
He tweeted that if he was not the first pick of the Cowboys, “IMMA BLOW That B***H UP n Ask y I am Mad …” Reed ended the tweet with, “CALL the POLice.” Twitter suspended the account as of May 4.
The police determined Reed was not an imminent threat and he was not arrested, according to TMZ.
In his 2013 arrest, campus police were called to Reed’s apartment by his girlfriend. The girlfriend told police Reed was acting strangely and locked himself in the bathroom, according to the Times Free Press. Reed came out of the bathroom and attacked officers, resisted arrest, and got tased.
Reed was also arrested in 2011 and charged with domestic abuse.