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Miami Cop Investigated for Chauffeuring Heat Coach and His Fiancée After Championship Parade

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Miami Heat assistant coach David Fizdale and his fiancée got a ride from a Miami cop this summer.
Miami Heat assistant coach David Fizdale has it all: two championship rings, plenty of money, a stunning fiancée, and a courtside seat every night to the greatest show in the NBA.

One thing the 39-year-old definitely doesn't need is a lift -- from anyone, let alone a public servant paid with tax dollars.

Yet that's exactly what happened this past June 24 when a Miami cop gave Fizdale and his fiancée a ride after the Heat's championship parade.

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

Downtown Miami was drenched in the sweat of tens of thousands of Heat fans, but Fizdale, his bride-to-be Natasha Sen, and one of her friends were all comfortably above the fray. They smiled and waved at the delirious plebeians from atop one of the team's three tricked-out tour buses.

When the party was over, however, the buses deposited the Heat back at American Airlines Arena, half a mile from where Fizdale and his fiancée had parked. Quelle horreur! So rather than tough it out with the throngs of fans -- many of whom had traveled for hours to attend the parade -- the celebrity couple snagged a ride with a friendly Miami Police officer.

"Only time I'll ever be in the back seat of a cop car!" Sen wrote next to an Instagram photo showing her decked out in Heat championship swag and designer accessories. "Had to park 5 blocks away from the arena thanks to traffic, so the popo had to drive us back to the car. Lol."

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It's not the only example of the Heat getting special treatment from police. In August, LeBron James posted a video of a Miami-Dade cop giving him an emergency ride into oncoming traffic on Biscayne Boulevard -- all so the MVP could make a Jay Z and Justin Timberlake concert on time. "They treat us so well!" James wrote. "Needed it 'cause traffic was nuts!!" (The cop was later warned.)


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29 comments
Christopher A. Haik
Christopher A. Haik

so blatantly corrupt, just like everything else here. why cant anyone ever be held accountable

Meesh Kachian
Meesh Kachian

police in south florida is a joke... where is FBI?! so many corruption and brutality cases... most officers are mentally unstable criminals and are dangerous.

Stephon Kline
Stephon Kline

Of all the real problems with the Miami-Dade Police dept this is definitely a non issue. If it is a problem then the police department needs to train of preferential treatment over others. If they have specifically not been trained on this then they have no business being investigated.

Alex Anico
Alex Anico

back to back to back championship > your principles

Alex Anico
Alex Anico

Anyone involved with the Heat IMO can do whatever the fuck they want. I'd rather spend public money on the Heat then on our own school children. HEATIN4 THREE-PEAT BITCHES

David Lorenzo
David Lorenzo

not only does the team bring pride to this city , its brings alot of money and jobs . who cares if the guy got a car ride for 5 blocks .

Carlos C. Acosta
Carlos C. Acosta

Homerism at its finest. It's not the action but the principle you dopes

Herbert Minera
Herbert Minera

$3.39 per gallon, it was like 5 miles is like les than $1.00 in gas come on people, some governments still millions and people said nothing. Go Heat.

Priscilla Chávez
Priscilla Chávez

How is this a big deal? Does Fizdale not work for the only team that brings pride to our city?

Jim John
Jim John

With all the money we waste on corrupt politicians or lazy ass people who live off the gov't professionally, we get pissed about this!? Who cares!!!!!

miamisportsfan
miamisportsfan

wow! first time you guys ever said anyhting negative regarding the heat... usually it's talking shit about the marlins!!

Anthonyvop1
Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

Fire that Star-Fucking cop.  

Suzie
Suzie

@Alex Anico respectfully disagree.    

Suzie
Suzie

@David Lorenzo because it sets a bad example and is morally wrong.  Its a marginal assistant coach and his lady, not the team.

Suzie
Suzie

@Priscilla Chávez where do you draw the line?  should the towel boy get free rides from police as well?  He too is a part of the organization.  

Suzie
Suzie

@miamisportsfan not true.  the new times consistently brings up the heat deal regarding tax payer money and their accounting practices. Lucky for the heat they got in early.  

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