REPORT & UPDATE: Seahawks’ Golden Tate Caught “Trespassing” at Local Doughnut Shop

When defensive coordinators and their players brainstorm this season on ways to shot down Seattle’s rookie receiver Golden Tate, they might want to consider a little sticky, glazed piece of dough we all know as a maple bar.

According to TMZ and ProFootballTalk, police in Bellevue, Wash. caught Tate chowing down on doughnuts early Saturday morning.  The catch?  The doughnut shop, Top Pot, wasn’t open.

According to TMZ’s report, Tate was issued a “trespass warning” and nothing else.

The trespass warning comes on the heels of remarks made by Tate in April to a Pittsburgh radio station (thanks to ProFootballTalk for the link):

“Being at Notre Dame, you’re used to being under the microscope, so I’m used to having all eyes on me,” Tate told 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh.  “Anything I do, anywhere I go.  My mother and my father taught me what’s right and what’s wrong, so I don’t think I have a problem making any tough decisions.”

UPDATE: Accroding to a report by the Associated Press, Tate apologized Tuesday for entering Top Pot, which turns out to be conveniently located in the bottom of the building he lives in:

“Freshly baked. I made the mistake of — a buddy made the mistake going in grabbing a couple. We ate them,” the former Notre Dame star said after an organized team activity. “This is the wrong type of media I want to bring to the organization.”

In the same AP report, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll commented on the issue:

“No, I’m not disappointed at a guy being at a doughnut shop at 3 in the morning when they got maple bars like Top Pot has,” Carroll deadpanned.  “However, under the circumstances, I think they were closed or something like that, trying to close, or whatever,” the coach said. “That’s definitely wrong. We’ve talked about it, addressed it. He’s remorseful and all that. I do understand the lure of the maple bars.”

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