Olympian James Blake Story


On Wednesday September 9th, Olympian Tennis player James Blake was attacked outside of his Manhattan hotel. Blake was waiting for his car to pick him up to escort him to his tournament, but instead was surprised by five police officers tackling him.

After the “plain clothed” police officer detained Blake, they refused to tell him why he was arrested, the officers simply stated, “It’s an ongoing investigation.” As the story began to unravel, detectives from the Identity Theft Task Force said they were investigating the purchase of cell phones using fraudulent credit cards. The detectives put together a “sting” operation in front of the hotel; one of the witnesses from the operation pointed out Blake, this is when the five officers tackled him.

On Thursday September 10th, Blake did an interview with Good Morning America discussing the incident. He stated that he got a cut to his left elbow and…

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