Patriots' Roberts criticizes his treatment by Texas deputy

Patriots' Roberts criticizes his treatment by Texas deputy
FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots' Elandon Roberts (52) rides a duck boat during the Patriots parade through downtown Boston to celebrate their win over the Los Angeles Rams in NFL Super Bowl 53. Roberts is condemning his treatment by a Texas sheriff's deputy who referred to him as a "big black man" during a March traffic stop. Roberts in a statement to USA Today says "these types of things are happening all too often to African-Americans." The linebacker was returning to his home southwest of Houston and was followed by the Fort Bend County deputy before the deputy initiated the stop as Roberts drove into his driveway. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

RICHMOND, Texas (AP) — New England Patriots player Elandon Roberts is condemning his treatment by a Texas sheriff’s deputy heard on dash-cam video referring to Roberts as a “big black male” during a March traffic stop.

The Fort Bend County deputy also is heard telling a colleague that Roberts “wouldn’t comply” with an order to get back into his car after the linebacker got out.

But a copy of the video provided by Roberts’ attorney shows Roberts, with his arms raised, briefly hesitating before getting back inside as ordered.

Roberts was returning to his home southwest of Houston when he was stopped as he entered his driveway.

He was issued a speeding ticket and citation for failing to provide proof of insurance. His attorney, Jennine Hovell-Cox, says the sheriff’s office later withdrew the citations and apologized.