BREAKING: NFL Player Detained by Police

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. 

Source: Atlanta Falcons DE Takkarist McKinley Detained By Police, Mental Evaluation |

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