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Raiders rookie gets out of ticket because he’s a Raider; tells the world about it on Twitter

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Here's some free advice that evidently, no one ever gave to Oakland Raiders rookie defensive lineman Christo Bilukidi: If you happen to slip up some day and break the law, try not to follow that up immediately with an act of public stupidity. It's best to space these things out.

After recently breaking the law and getting away with it, Bilukidi took to Twitter with this:

Ran a red light n got pulled over, cop ask me what I do n I said I'm a Raider, I dodged a 428$ ticket. #BigLeague

Yes. #BigLeague. Also #DumbLeague.

When a cop gives you a gift, it's probably best to not turn around and humiliate that cop on Twitter. By letting an offender go because of their "celebrity," he is failing to do his job. Congratulations on being #BigLeague and all, but maybe you could find a method of celebration that doesn't include railroading the cop who just did you a favor.

That cop ‒ though he may deserve it ‒ probably does not want his superiors and/or the rest of the world to know that he's going around letting Raiders flout the law at their whimsy. The next time he pulls someone over, he probably does not want to hear, "Come on, man, don't give me a ticket. You let that Raiders guy out of a ticket, and the Raiders haven't been over .500 since people still respected the work of M. Night Shyamalan."

As a side note, does it surprise anyone that cops are out there giving Raiders a break? Imagine what the history of that franchise would look like if the cops were out to get the Raiders. Yikes.

Anyway, Bilukidi deleted the tweet, which is a good sign. Perhaps he's learned a valuable lesson about Twitter here, and if he has, that'll serve him well through the rest of his career. Of course, he wouldn't need that lesson if he'd just stop running red lights, but that's a lesson for another day.

Gracias, PFT, via LBS.

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