COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A suspended South Carolina state trooper threatened to use a Taser on Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Sam Montgomery during a traffic stop last week for speeding.
South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. R.S. Salter shouted directions at Montgomery during the stop early Wednesday. The 6-foot-3, 262-pound lineman attempts to comply when Salter tells him if he can’t follow the commands “the next thing you’re going to get is the Taser.”
The video was released after an open records request by The Associated Press.
Montgomery was arrested for going 89 mph on a 55 mph road in Laurens County.
Salter was suspended by the state Department of Public Safety on Thursday. The agency said Monday Salter did not perform to its professional standards and is being investigated for his conduct.