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Arrest warrant issued for Rams' Tre Mason after missed hearing

An arrest warrant has been issued for Los Angeles Rams running back Tre Mason after he failed to appear in Broward County (Florida) court on Monday.

The Broward County Clerk of Courts records show that Mason was scheduled to be arraigned for his March 5 arrest on suspicion of possession of marijuana, reckless driving, failure to register a motor vehicle and resisting arrest on April 11.

The judge has also set a bond amount of $1,500 for Mason once he is taken into custody. TMZ Sports first reported the warrant being issued.

Mason was subdued with a stun gun and arrested in Hollywood, Florida, that night after driving away from police officers attempting to pull him over for going more than twice the speed limit in a 35 mph zone, according to the initial police report.

The arresting officer wrote that Mason refused to identify himself or produce a driver's license and that he smelled marijuana coming from Mason's Porsche.

The officer said he told Mason he was under arrest and asked him to exit the vehicle. According to the police report, Mason refused, tried to "brace himself" inside the car and showed "great resistance" when officers attempted to remove him from the vehicle.

Mason was then taken into custody and to a local hospital for medical clearance.

Mason was a third-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft and became the starter in his rookie season, rushing for 765 yards and four touchdowns in 12 games. His role was reduced last year after the Rams took running back Todd Gurley with the 10th pick in the 2015 draft.

Mason rushed for 207 yards and a touchdown last season. He was deactivated for the team's game against Baltimore on Nov. 22 because he missed the team bus to the airport.

Rams coach Jeff Fisher said at last month's owners meetings that he believed Mason would report to Los Angeles for the start of the offseason training program on April 18, but that the team was still gathering information on the incident.

"I can't really comment on the specifics until we get all the stuff, and we're working with the league on that," Fisher said. "I'm expecting Tre to be present for the offseason program. I know he was extremely embarrassed as to the incident, but we don't have the facts yet. We're still waiting on that. To me, it was a little uncharacteristic of him. And if in fact what was reported is true, then [we'd] be really disappointed in him. But we don't have the information."