Police to investigate possible special treatment of Titans players

Updated: October 22, 2003, 5:05 AM ET

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Testimony during Steve McNair's drunken driving hearing has led police to investigate allegations that an officer with ties to the Tennessee Titans tried to keep players from being arrested during traffic stops.

The claim was made Tuesday by Officer Shawn Taylor during the quarterback's hearing on drunken driving and weapons charges.

Taylor testified that Officer Jeb Johnston told other officers at a roll call that if anyone pulled over a player, they should call him and he would pick them up. That would keep the player from facing any criminal charges.

Acting Chief Deb Faulkner said supervisors in the department's traffic division would investigate the allegations.

Johnston, who worked as an armed security guard at Titans' stadium during the 2001 and 2002 seasons, denied the allegations through a police spokesman.

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