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Former South Alabama RB Arrested in Wild Road Rage Incident

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 04:  A detail of a Nike official NCAA size football as it sits in the end zone while the West Virginia Mountaineers stretchon the field prior to playing against the Clemson Tigers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 4, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Some truly disturbing news out of Fairhope, Ala.

On Monday evening, Fairhope authorities released a photo that showed a man that was later identified as Maurice Mayo, a running back for the University of South Alabama in 2018, pulling a gun on a fellow driver in an absurd episode of road rage.

Police say the 23-year-old got out of his vehicle, a Toyota Sedan, to argue with the driver of a red hatchback. The report stated that the hatchback driver jumped on the hood of Mayo's car, smashing his windshield. Mayo responded by exiting his vehicle and pointing a gun at him.

Mayo, who quit the South Alabama team ahead of spring practices in March for undisclosed reasons, was arrested on a charge of carrying a weapon without a permit.

As of now, Fairhope police have still not located the driver of the red hatchback.

We don't even want to think about what could've transpired had this incident escalated. If nothing else, we can at least be thankful that nobody was injured in this petulant act of road rage.

As for Mayo, he has surely kissed goodbye any pipe dream of potentially returning to the Jaguars program for his junior year.