Boubacar Cissoko Yelled At A Cop Comment Count

Brian July 24th, 2009 at 11:10 AM

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According to a Detroit Police Department arrest report, Cissoko was a passenger in a car that was pulled over June 6 for speeding on Belle Isle.

After a three- or four-minute pursuit, the driver was asked out of the car and hand-cuffed. Cissoko then began yelling “Leave my boy the (expletive) alone,” the report said, and was arrested when he failed to comply with an officer's orders to stop.

Woo! We've got a Henry Gates of our own.

Upshot: a lone Fulmer Cup point, probably, and that's all. Rodriguez provided a generic statement about how the discipline is being handled internally, which implies he won't miss any time. Hopefully in the future Cissoko doesn't hang out with people who react to cop sirens by leading them on a brief chase on Belle Isle.



July 24th, 2009 at 11:31 AM ^

The cop should have been leaving his boy (expletive) alone, it's not Cissoko's fault, I thought Belle Isle was under Marshal Law, you can't slow down, it's dangerous.

True Blue Crew

July 24th, 2009 at 12:13 PM ^

Wouldn't you think that a somewhat intelligent person, playing football at a major college program, would say to the driver of that car "hey man, just pull over! If I get in trouble for this I might lose my scholarship!"??? What's going on with the guys out there?!? Hopefully Rich Rod read him the riot act and told him to get his sheeottt together!


July 24th, 2009 at 12:28 PM ^

Gates still has three years of eligibility left if he decides to transfer from Harvard. The M club is nowhere near as nice as the Harvard faculty lounge, however, so it's unlikely he'll leave.


July 24th, 2009 at 12:31 PM ^

the cops should be out responding to 911 calls and not trying to stop Boubie's boys from having a good time. After a four minute pursuit, I don't think the cop would ask the driver out of the car, you would be told to get out with a gun in your face


July 24th, 2009 at 11:44 PM ^

It's not that bad. Actually, it's a very pretty park to visit. People are allowed to drive in it, though, and you get the occasional lunatic who goes 80. After the sun goes down, the number of lunatics goes way up (though in fairness, this is true for a lot of big-city parks).

Bando Calrissian

July 24th, 2009 at 9:45 PM ^

Belle Isle is hangout #1 for a lot of Detroit kids looking to joyride in the summer. It's just a big public park that happens to be an island. There's one way on and off the island, and despite some roads going down the middle and sidestreets connecting here and there, it's a loop of road going around the entire island. There's a police station right there on the island, and the cops basically just sit around and wait for the kids to do stupid stuff, which is pretty much inevitable. I've seen it happen. It's like shooting fish in a barrel for the cops. Kids driving too fast, blasting music (which there is an ordinance against doing in Detroit), etc. etc.

I really question the intelligence of anyone who would entertain a chase with the DPD on Belle Isle, because there is legitimately nowhere you can go to escape, although I question even more why anyone, after said chase, would get out of the car and swear at a cop.


July 24th, 2009 at 10:16 PM ^

C'mon BooBoo, You have great potential and a wonderful opportunity that many people will never get. If you play your cards right you will either play pro ball or network with other alums who are all to willing to give a guy a shot just because he played ball for his alma mater. Either way your financial position is secured.



July 24th, 2009 at 10:24 PM ^

He was probably drunk sticking up for his idiot friend. We've all been there before. He's a kid and made a very bad decision. he's lucky things weren't worse than they ended up. GO BLUE!!!


July 25th, 2009 at 11:31 AM ^

He was out having fun with his friends, it's not that big of a deal. I mean the fact he got arrested is not good, but it's not like he got a DUI or was arrested because of drug possesion or something.