by Anneli Rufus
Oakland Raiders lineman Mario Henderson was arrested yesterday in Fort Myers, Florida.
Initially pulled over by Fort Myers police for playing music too loudly in his vehicle, the offensive tackle was then nabbed for carrying a concealed firearm, according to local police reports. According to KFFL.com, "Police then asked Henderson if he had a gun in the car. Henderson did not correctly say where exactly the gun was, and is not licensed to carry a concealed firearms permit. Henderson was charged with carrying a concealed firearm and cited for failure to wear a seat belt and city ordinance violation for the loud car stereo."
According to MSNFoxSports.com, "Officers found a gun between the driver's seat and the center console of Henderson's black Impala."
In addition to the gun and stereo charges, "He was further given a verbal warning for tinted windows that appeared to be darker than the legal limit."
What's he trying to hide behind those windows?
Drafted to the Raiders in 2007, the 6-foot-7, 300-pound Florida State University alum was born in the Fort Myers area. On his official website, he states: "I like to eat pancakes and Chinese food at the same time."
Ironically, a praiseful story that was posted on that website in 2009 is headlined "Henderson Has Weapons to Protect." But it's about his sporting skills, not about the kind of weapon that's now got him into hot Floridian water.