Former Florida State, current Bengals RB accuses Toys ‘R’ Us of racial profiling

Former Florida State, and current Cincinnati Bengals running back James Wilder took to social media, claiming he was racially profiled at a Toys ‘R’ Us in Kentucky, per Uproxx.

“Wow!!! Going shopping for the fam n sittin at the front desk for being accused of stealing out of toys r us!!!

Said I walked in this morning and stole n now I came back to steal more!!!

Cops called on me for this!!!

I’m going over n beyond to make sure this guy is fired!!!! I won’t even blame the whole store for his racist profiling!!!!

Here’s what happened after the cops were called to the store, per WCPO:

“Florence police Capt. Tom Grau said they were called to the store because management wanted Wilder to leave. Grau said such calls are fairly common. There was a “verbal altercation” between Wilder and an employee, Grau said. Two officers arrived and spoke with both sides and asked Wilder to leave. He left, then came back in to get the manager’s name. The manager gave his name and Wilder left for good, Grau said. There were no charges filed and no further investigation.”

Walker tweeted more responses, after reportedly deleting the above messages:

According to the report, Toys ‘R’ Us is “looking into this matter.”

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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