Earlier this week, Seattle Seahawks linebacker Kam Chancellor was checking out a gym that had recently lost its lease in Redmond, Washington, hoping to make an investment. However, it turned into something completely different than a business opportunity.
Chancellor turned up with four other individuals at the gym and started to have a look around when two employees inside apparently got suspicious and decided to call 911.
According to The Seattle Times, when the police showed up to talk to the 27-year-old and his group, the situation resolved very quickly. Becky Range, the public information officer for the Redmond Police Department, described the incident as a misunderstanding and said Chancellor and the other people with him were very cooperative.
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“The employees thought the five individuals were trying to gain entry into the facility,’’ Range said. Range said the employees “felt unsettled’’ and called the police.
“It was a positive interaction. They (the officers) said, ‘Hey, what’s going on?’ and that’s when the group said they were just here to check out the facility. They were really easy to talk to, and they said our officers were really nice and they left without incident and no police report was filed.’’
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The linebacker recalled the incident on Twitter, saying: “The funniest thing just happened too me in Redmond. I went to go get info on a gym that was closed and 2 ladies called the cops on me.
“They told the cops I was trying to rob the place because I was looking into the glass asking for help. I took a picture of the two employees
“Good thing the cops know I’m a good guy and stealing isn’t in my blood. I work for everything I get.
“I guess I won’t put a gym in Redmond then. I’m not qualified. I want to post her face so bad on the phone looking disgusted.”
Chancellor may not be investing in any gyms in Redmond anytime soon, but he does have two big seasons coming up for the Seahawks where he could earn himself a very nice new contract at the end of it and avoid hitting the free agency.
Of course, we know at the start of the 2015 season, Kam sat out two games (which the Seahawks lost) over contract disputes, as he felt he deserved more money. At the time, he was only one year into his four-year extension with the NFC West franchise.
The Seahawks went 10-4 when the linebacker made his return, and his performances earned him a trip to the Pro Bowl, his fourth Pro Bowl selection of his six-year NFL career so far. He had 74 tackles, one forced fumble, and two interceptions last season.