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Pittsburgh Steeler speculates police might shoot him, too: 'Here I am as, let’s be honest, a big black guy\

"If I get pulled over by the wrong person...”

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Reacting to the police shooting of Terrance Crutcher in Oklahoma, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Ramon Foster is lighting up the internet after tweeting he would "probably stand no chance with the wrong person pulling me over."

After Foster's tweet hit the web, the starting guard appeared on a local sports talk radio show, and addressed the tweet, adding more commentary, speculating he could suffer the same fate as Crutcher did.

After discussing the Steelers win over the Bengals, host Colin Dunlap asked Foster about the tweet and "social injustice," wondering if he felt like he "had to speak out" about the Oklahoma shooting.

Foster said that he has "thought about this situation before," adding, "Here I am as, let’s be honest, a big black guy. I have a big black truck — you guys have seen it, it has tinted windows. And, I have a threatening dog. It’s just what they call a threatening dog, Zeus, a Rottweiler."

The lineman continued, painting a scenario that could possibly put him in a life-threatening situation:

I think after the season, when I’m driving through Ohio or Kentucky or wherever I’m going, Pennsylvania — if I get pulled over, I have the right to carry, I have guns in my vehicle, I have the right to carry. They’re unloaded, though, but I have my permit. And if I get pulled over by the wrong person, and I have to let down my windows, and you see a big, black Rottweiler in a truck with a big, black male in a big black truck, and I tell you I have weapons in my vehicle but I also have the right to carry — if it’s just not my day, that can be a bad day for me.

Foster did offer advice for the police officers. "If a person in that situation were to feel threatened, then call more backup. Don’t resort to pulling your weapon and shooting," he said.

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