Oakland Raiders linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong is being investigated by police in Pittsburgh for allegedly taunting a police service dog before their game against the Steelers.
According to Chief Deputy Kevin Kraus, Ray-Ray Armstrong allegedly lifted his shirt, pounded on his chest and began barking at the dog as he headed for the field. Kraus also said the player told the deputy holding the K-9 to “send the dog.” According to Kraus, the deputy was trying to control the dog as best she could.
In Pennsylvania, taunting a police dog is considered a third-degree felony and carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison with a $15,000 fine.
The sheriff’s office have notified the Steelers, the NFL and the Raiders of the investigation. Witnesses have been interviewed as well as video surveillance. Ray-Ray was not interviewed before he left town.
No charges have been filed at this time.