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They don't go to jail for breaking into closed donut shops at 3 A.M. in the morning...

Seahawks receiver Golden Tate was apprehended early Saturday inside a Top Pot donut shop in Bellevue, Washington. The problem? The donut store wasn't open for business at the time.

Per the report, Tate received a "trespass warning," but he wasn't arrested.

As we hear it, Tate entered the store with another person and feasted on donuts. We're told that the folks at Top Pot opted not to press charges, which helped Tate avoid arrest.

Must be nice to have that kind of lattitude. Tate, who attended Notre Dame, seemed like a mature kid who had his head on straight.

Maybe he just had the late night munchies.

On second though they better get him a drug tested pronto.

Via PFT and TMZ


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Comments (14)

We're told that... (Below threshold)
We're told that the folks at Top Pot opted not to press charges, which helped Tate avoid arrest.
Patsies. If there were a Top Pot in my area I would boycott them if I were in the habit of going to donut shops.
Be interesting to know just... (Below threshold)

Be interesting to know just HOW he got in? Door left open, BIG window smashed? Rear door pried open?

In Seattle, if he'd broken ... (Below threshold)

In Seattle, if he'd broken into a COFFEE SHOP they probably would have tasered him and locked him up. Cops there are not into donuts, but triple latte's.

Where they really 'score' i... (Below threshold)

Where they really 'score' is in the physical abuse/sex department. Then we get the women's shows debating whether it was 'rape', 'rape-rape' or 'rape-rape-wink-nudge'.

Any clues as to what they w... (Below threshold)

Any clues as to what they were smoking?

TopPop is the official doug... (Below threshold)

TopPop is the official doughnut of the Seahawks. Could this be a badly thought out publicity stunt.

I expect with a name like T... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

I expect with a name like Top Pot, Tate was expecting the good stuff was baked into the donuts.

We're told that the folks at Top Pot opted not to press charges, which helped Tate avoid arrest.

Just good business on Top Pot's part. They not only avoid pissing off Tate's fans, but some of those fans now want to try Top Pot donuts to see what's so good about them that Tate was willing to break-in to get some.

"What are you going to name... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

"What are you going to name your new son, Mrs. (making a big presumption here) Tate?"

"I'm thinking...'Golden.'"

"Oh. OK."

At least "Golden" is spelled correctly. Makes a change.

What is the evidence that h... (Below threshold)

What is the evidence that he is a mature kid with his head on straight?
Talk about giving free passes.

You can't profile a celebri... (Below threshold)
Don L:

You can't profile a celebrity breaking the law, man!

Donuts? Wait until Michelle... (Below threshold)
Don L:

Donuts? Wait until Michelle Obama catches his butt.

7. Posted by Ja... (Below threshold)
7. Posted by Jay Guevara | June 8, 2010 9:43 PM
I'm just glad they didn't name him Poten.
The trouble is that they ma... (Below threshold)

The trouble is that they make these athletes and celberties into objects of worship and trat them as gods and expect them to be pure and uncorruptible

"How Pro Athletes Are Di... (Below threshold)

"How Pro Athletes Are Different From You..."

He feasted on donuts? I would have went straight for the cheezy pringles.






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