NFL quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s wife gives special meaning to the term “dumb blond.” The Miami Herald reports Lauren Tannehill rented a Nissan Rogue in early January but returned the SUV two hours later. The next person to rent the SUV found a loaded rifle of the type that drug dealers and rappers are fond of posing with in Instagram photos.
The unnamed woman found the $2,000 AR-15 rifle on the back seat. The small lightweight rifle is the domestic version of the fully automatic M-16 rifle used by the U.S. military. Although the M-16 is totally illegal in the states, the AR-15 is not.
An AR-15 is perfectly legal to own, but the New York woman who found it said she “felt like throwing up” when she saw it.
The rifle was turned over to police, who said, “This is certainly the kind of item you don’t want to forget anywhere, but forgetting isn’t a crime.”
I wonder if that would be the cops’ reaction if a Hispanic teenager left a $2,000 gun in a rental car?
The Dolphins say the incident is a “personal matter” for the Tannehills, who may or may not be running an interesting offseason side business.