A former NFL player has been arrested for vandalizing his own business with racist slurs and “MAGA,” and then lying by claiming Trump supporters attacked him.
Former Washington Redskins tackle Edawn Coughman, 31, was arrested in Gwinnett County, Georgia, this month after someone reported the vandalism of his small restaurant that the ex-player was apparently trying to blame “racists” for.
NEW: Former NFL player turned business owner Edawn Coughman was arrested for allegedly vandalizing his own business, staging a hate crime possibly for insurance money. Gwinnett Police say they found spray paint in his truck, a crow bar, and the spraypainted slurs were still wet. pic.twitter.com/a5UUFdNsTY
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Coughman owns the Create and Bake pizza restaurant and Coughman’s Creamery in Lawrenceville, an establishment that police found damaged after a citizen reported that the establishment was broken into and defaced on September 11, according to 11 Alive.
When police arrived, they observed Coughman driving away from the place in a black Chevy Silverado. When they pulled him over, officers discovered a number of flatscreen TVs still on brackets in the truck’s bed. The TVs appeared to have been ripped from the walls of the restaurant.
Meanwhile, other officers discovered that Coughman’s establishment had been seriously vandalized with “MAGA” spray painted on the walls several times along with racial epithets.
Seating booths were also sliced up, mirrors were broken, and a security system was disabled and destroyed.
Police obtained a search warrant and found in the truck the same color spray paints used in the damage as well as a prybar that matched the paint color of a device used to break open the restaurant’s back door.
It seems clear that Coughman was attempting to set up a national news story to pose as a black businessman attacked by Trump-loving, MAGA, racists.
But it also looks like insurance fraud because Coughman initially told the police that he was preparing to report the destruction and theft of the TVs to his insurance company.
You can bet he had dreams of setting up a GoFundMe page to get sympathy for the “racist” attack and then sit back and rake in the dough s leftists donated to help him out.
Unfortunately for him, Coughman fared about as good as Jussie Smollett.
Coughman had a less than stellar NFL career having been signed between 2012 and 2016 by eight pro teams but never playing a regular season game with any of them. He was even dumped by a Canadian football team.
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