Crime

Texas Trooper Apologizes For Photo With Dallas Cowboys Running Back

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades
Christine Michael and Stephen ListerChristine Michael and Stephen Lister

Christine Michael, a running back for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, was pulled over by a Texas state trooper in Dallas who believed Michael’s vehicle had an illegal window tint.

The trooper, identified as Stephen Lister, let Michael go without a citation, but not before snagging a photo with the NFL star, apparently violating protocol in the process, ESPN reported.

On Oct. 11, Michael posted a photo with Lister on Instagram along with the caption, “Got stopped just to take a picture.”

“The trooper’s actions have been reviewed by DPS and are not consistent with department procedure,” Sgt. Lonny Haschel said in a statement obtained by the Houston Chronicle. "Corrective action, in the form of a procedural review, will be taken. In conversations with his chain of command, the trooper realized his error in judgment and was apologetic for the incident.”

The Cowboys have yet to comment on the story. 

Sources: The Houston Chronicle, ESPN / Photo credit: Christine Michael/Instagram