NFL commissioner Roger Goodell hasn’t been having much of an easy time in the past few years. His primary issue is handling the PR nightmares following the rash of arrests and incidents involving the players in his legal. From domestic disputes child abuse, DWI’s, robbery, weapons charges, NFL player crimes have run the gamut. This time, Oakland Raiders linebacker Ray Ray Armstrong has added a strange new incident to litany of those that already exist.
According to CBS Pittsburgh, Armstrong is currently being investigated after an incident involving a police dog prior to Sunday’s Steelers-Raiders game at Heinz Field. Authorities report that the 3rd year player allegedly “lifted his shirt, pounded on his chest, and began barking” at a police dog. The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation into the matter.
As ridiculous as this may seem, Armstrong might be potentially facing some very serious charges. It is a felony offense for anyone to “willfully or maliciously taunt, torment, tease, beat, kick, or strike a police animal.” He could face a maximum of 7 years in prison.