Tre Mason admitted to South Florida hospital for mental health evaluation

Rams running back spotted at mother's Lake Worth home; team hasn't spoken to him

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Los Angeles Rams running back Tre Mason, who failed to report for training camp, was admitted to a South Florida hospital last month for a mental health evaluation, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office report.

Rams head coach Jeff Fisher told reporters before the start of camp that he hadn't seen or heard from the 2014 third-round draft pick in months.

"Right now, we're more concerned with Tre Mason's well-being than we are his football career," quoted Fisher as saying. "We're going to continue to try to reach him to see where he's at."

The Rams can stop looking for him. WPBF, the ABC affiliate in Palm Beach County, found Mason at his mother's Lake Worth home.

Mason didn't have anything to say to the reporter who went to the house looking to speak with him, but he had plenty to say to deputies who were called to the home July 23 after his mother said he was "acting unusual and making irrational statements," the report said.

File: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office report on Tre Mason

According to the report, Mason told deputies that "he was going to call the White House and we were all going to lose our jobs." He also said that "police were responsible for teaching Al-Qeada (sic) how to fly planes."

Mason repeated those statements several times while deputies were speaking with his mother and sister, the report said.

Deputies said Mason told them they weren't allowed inside the home. When they told him that his mother had given them permission, Mason told them that he pays the bills.

"He then informed us that he was used to being the entertainment for others, but now we were his entertainment, and he clapped for us," the report said.

Deputies said they saw a hole that had been punched in Mason's bedroom wall, as well as a broken vase and lamp. There was glass on the floor and Mason had a small laceration on his hand, the report said.

Mason was arrested in Hollywood in March after police said he was speeding in a Porsche and refused to provide his identification. Police said they had to use a stun gun on Mason twice.

The former Auburn star led his team to the national championship game during the 2013 season, rushing for 195 yards and a touchdown in a 34-31 loss to Florida State. He left school early for the NFL draft and was selected by the Rams in the third round.

Mason has rushed for 972 yards and five touchdowns in two seasons with the Rams.

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