Gwinnett County

Bodycam video shows former Falcons WR Roddy White shocked over traffic arrest

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White was shocked when officers put him in handcuffs after being pulled over April 12 in Gwinnett County.

Channel 2 Gwinnett Bureau Chief Tony Thomas obtained the bodycam video of the arrest Monday.

The 37-year-old Braselton resident, was stopped after an HOV lane violation on I-85 and arrested for driving with a suspended or revoked license.

“Why is my driver’s license suspended? Can you tell me why?” White asks officers in the video as he is cuffed.


The revoked licence stemmed from a missed November 2018 court date for a traffic violation.

White’s Audi was impounded and he was released that evening after posting an $801 bond.

In 2014, White was arrested by Gwinnett police for failing to appear in court for a window tint violation issued a year earlier, records show.

White retired in 2017 as the Falcons' all-time leading receiver. The one-time All-Pro played 11 seasons in Atlanta amassing 808 catches, 10,863 yards and 63 touchdowns.

This article was written by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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