In August, Roscoe Parrish, a former Buffalo Bills receiver and kick returner, was arrested in Florida after allegedly threatening to hurt his ex-girlfriend and her daughter
Police video of former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Roscie Parrish’s recent arrest has emerged, showing the 37-year-old pleading, ‘I live a clean life,’ while being arrested during a traffic stop on charges of stalking and making threats to a former girlfriend.
After being pulled over for a traffic violation on August 12 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Parrish appeared to be cooperating with police, but continued to insist he had no idea about the other outstanding charges.
At one point Parrish can be heard saying, ‘I’m, like, literally confused.’
Parrish also explained to the officers that he previously played for the Bills.
‘I’m retired,’ Parrish said. ‘I live a clean life … I played in the NFL!’
‘No s***?’ one officer said. ‘Who’d you play for?’
‘Buffalo Bills and I went to the University of Miami,’ an excited Parrish responded.
Parrish was charged with written threats to kill and aggravated stalking-domestic violence, according to court records.
After being pulled over for a traffic violation on August 12 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida , Parrish appeared to be cooperating with police, but continued to insist he had no idea about the other outstanding charges
At one point Parrish can be heard saying, ‘I’m, like, literally confused’
He had insisted that he never made any threats, but according to court documents obtained by TMZ, Parrish’s ex-girlfriend claims he wrote several menacing messages to her and her daughter.
‘You b****es don’t listen oh and make sure you tell your ugly a** daughter to watch out im commig for her haha, from your ex,’ read one of the alleged messages from Parrish.
Another message allegedly ready: ‘Ima kill your stupid a** daughter.’
Known for his blazing 40-yard dash time at the NFL Draft Combine in 2005 (4.37 seconds), Parrish was actually a track star at the University of Miami, where he competed in the 60 meters, 100 meters, and 200 meters.
After quitting track to focus on football, the 5-foot-10 Parrish was picked in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft, and ultimately split time between wide receiver, punt returner, and kick returner.
He left Buffalo for Tampa Bay in 2012, but never made much of an impact again. Parrish ended his football career with 134 receptions for 1,502 yards and seven touchdowns. He also added one touchdown on the ground and three more on punt returns.
Parrish was one of several players who sued the NFL in 2012, accusing the league of recklessly handing out pain killers.
‘I had knee problems in 2010, so I started getting, I’m not sure, I think they were Vicodins, in a small white envelope. I played that game without pain, so it became routine,’ Parrish said, as quoted by the Associated Press.
‘I never saw a bottle. They were always in envelopes,’ Parrish said. ‘I got accustomed to (Buffalo trainer) Bud Carpenter giving me painkillers and didn’t educate myself. All I cared about was playing.’
Carpenter denied Parrish’s accusations through a team spokesman.
After quitting track to focus on football, the 5-foot-10 Parrish was picked in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft, and split time between receiver, punt returner, and kick returner