Atlanta Falcons Defensive End Takkarist McKinley has reportedly been detained by police in Los Angeles.
McKinley reportedly was with the friend at a hotel when something happened that caused the friend to call police, as he was concerned about McKinley’s well-being. Police arrived and agreed that it was best for him to get help, and he is now undergoing a mental evaluation.
McKinley was drafted in the 1st round of the 2017 NFL draft out of UCLA. He also famously brought a framed picture of his late grandmother to the stage at the draft and explained the he had made a promise to her on her deathbed that he would make it to the NFL.
He was not charged with a crime or booked into jail.