MDPD Admits LeBron James Escort to Jay-Z Concert Was Against Policy

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It's only a matter of time until you see "LeBron James Escort-Gate" as the title of a upcoming topic on Around The Horn. LeBron James was running just a tad late to see his good buddy Jay-Z in concert this weekend at Sun Life Stadium, so he did what any rich person would do: He cut your poor asses in line -- because LEBRON JAMES, that's why, you baby.

Well, as you can imagine, not everyone is a Heat fan, or a basketball fan for that matter, and they would like to know exactly why it was necessary for Mr. James to be escorted on the wrong side of traffic by police to his hip-hopping rapper play, because WHAT IF THERE HAD BEEN A FIRE?! In the haters' defense, police are now reporting 4,376 calls for "Waaaambulances" have been made since the incident, so it seems LeBron got lucky at the time.

The incident would never have blown up except that LeBron himself posted a video of the wrong-way escort on Instagram:

After commenters on his post began lambasting him for using the cops to beat traffic, reporters began quizzing Miami-Dade Police about the free ride.

MDPD just issued the following statement admitting they shouldn't have let the superstar beat the mess to the stadium:

Upon further investigation, it has been confirmed that the Miami-Dade Police Department did facilitate Mr. James from one intersection to another in the adjacent area of the stadium. This was not a scheduled escort, and although all safety precautions were taken, the department has identified these actions as a violation of departmental policies. The Miami-Dade Police Department will continue to look into the matter.

Then they all ripped off their police uniforms to reveal Miami Heat jerseys, and confetti fell from the sky while they all river-danced. Consider this case solved.


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RickyJames
RickyJames

Who cares. This guy has literally put up one the walls himself rebuilding Miami after the recession. If anyone deserves a break from violating procedure for escorting one of the most important members of the community its the cop who did what most of us would have wanted him to do.

Reuben DeOro
Reuben DeOro

Go cry a fucking river with Justin Timberlake. if there wasn't a video you'd all be with your fingers up your asses looking for the next thing to complain about. LeBron brought milions to your city, the least you can do is give the cops a break from arresting & harassing innocents.

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Patricia L Watt
Patricia L Watt

Any-who will pay for their own private security? rent a cop. Who cares who went with who to see who? as long as Dade county residents aren't billed for their fester relief.

Patricia L Watt
Patricia L Watt

anywho will pay for their own private security? rent a cop

Jose Travieso
Jose Travieso

Wow both articles were written by Ryan Yousefi. Great work at reporting the story.

Stephen Wright
Stephen Wright

Miami Cops are ALWAYS doing shxt lol Trust me on that 1. if they aint arresting somebody they scoping out somebody waiting to arrest them lol they give you a ticket for anything and will pull u over for anything. they are always trying to get into something....super annoying

Carlos Cnotez Rodriguez
Carlos Cnotez Rodriguez

who cares... not like they cops are out doing shit that they should REALLY be doing anyways...fucking bums.

Al Uno
Al Uno

@miaminewtimes why don't you stop hating he helped bring the city two championships!

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

Welcome to the US, where everybody jumps head first into a senseless argument, justo rub the infamous "IT'S MY RIGHT TO BITCH!" line. Then, u wonder...

Tu Madre
Tu Madre

I wonder if people realize how much money LBJ actually makes for this city. I'm also curious to know if people realize they can get paid as off duty cops in uniform....people just LOVE to bitch.

Benjamin Robert Belin
Benjamin Robert Belin

No graffiti artists were harmed during the improper police escort of Lebron James.

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

Actually, there's a cop in front of his house 24/7. Don't believe me, try to get near his pad in the grove...

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

It's extra money for them cops, to work off the taxpayers' clock. I don't see a problem with that, since many cops in Miami, of course those who aren't in the drug trade or own an accident clinic in Hialeah, provide private security part-time in their time off.

Diana Shapiro
Diana Shapiro

He couldn't hire a driver and a brinks truck to get him there like The money team does?

Nicholas Siberio
Nicholas Siberio

Have to admit, the man has brought lots of revenue to the city just by himself.

Sindy Sanchez Rivera
Sindy Sanchez Rivera

Pretty sure he paid for it.. All those cops were doing details in this situation... This happens all the time

thelocalseth
thelocalseth

After all the revenue and great times Lebron has brought to the city of Miami, he deserves a police escort if he decides to go to Publix for a loaf of bread.  NO PROBLEM with this at all.  In fact, I give kudos for Miami PD for this.  A shame that Miami PD is being criticized when in fact they should be lauded.

Labina Nour
Labina Nour

Corruption .. .He is a common citizen. Why special protection. Stop with abuse.

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

cops dont do anything but shoot and taser innocent people so a life was saved

Rita Steinfeld Regev
Rita Steinfeld Regev

Very common idol worship entitlement that sports fans tolerate. If Lebron doesn't 'perform' this season or leaves for another team, he will be hanged in effigy by his current following. But then again, he can probably sit on the stage with Jay Z, if he really wanted to.

Larry Herrero
Larry Herrero

@ La'Shaun Williams: WTF does anything about any 12 year old and an incident, as horrible as it may be, have to do with the reality that LJ got preferential treatment to, of all things, go to a concert at the expense of the tax paying citizens? On the other hand, WTF would you care? Besides that you're probably a dead-beat that doesn't have anything to do with paying any taxes, you probably only focus on the size of LJ's bank account or his dick to make such a stupid and irrational statement such as this clearly missing the mark on what is the root of the problem.

Mark Casino-Brown
Mark Casino-Brown

If he paid for it (you can hire police escorts) there is no problem.

Benjamin Epstein
Benjamin Epstein

He deserves an escort, leave him alone. They wouldnt start until he arrived.

Anthonyvop1
Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

Weren't these douchebags boycotting Florida over the whole Trayvon Martin thing?

I want everyone involved with this arrested and dismissed from the force.  They abused their positions, stole from the taxpayers, put citizens in danger and committed dereliction of duty.

Everyone who knew about this and didn't say "no" is Guilty!  Including Lebron James.


Cary Gonzalez
Cary Gonzalez

Well I can't see why anyone would have a problem with this. Poor Lebron can't afford private security and it was, after all, a life-and-death matter for him to arrive at this concert. It's this type of arrogance and entitlement that makes me barf at the mention of these "supah-stars".

Kyle Haines
Kyle Haines

I'm cool with this. The police dont do anything useful anyways. Keep Lebron happy here in Miami by any means necessary.

Andrew J. Herrero
Andrew J. Herrero

Because you know, he clearly could not afford private security. Maybe it was the same cops he had arrest that guy that took a pic of him at his lame ass video shoot?

La'Shaun Williams
La'Shaun Williams

Why not? Its not like they are looking for the person who shot that 12yr old girl in Miami Gardens.

JustTheFacts
JustTheFacts

@Anthonyvop1 actually they dedicated 'Forever Young' to Trayvon at the show and his family was in attendance.

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