What Does It Mean That Rampage Jackson Was "Medically Unfit"?

TMZ has an interesting nugget:

Eventually, his car came to a stop and he was taken into custody at gunpoint. Cops took him to the Orange County Jail, but they determined he was "medically unfit" to be booked. Cops won't say if he was high.

Rampage is currently in an O.C. hospital.

Cofield did some snooping around and this checks out.

So what does "medically unfit" mean? It's not clear.

To start with, the Costa Mesa police told me during the arrest that "there was no indication" of drug or alcohol playing a factor. That doesn't mean there wasn't; it just means they didn't initially determine there was a link. It's possible drugs (very unlikely they wouldn't have noticed alcohol) of some kind did play a factor.

Second, there could be some sort of involvement of prescription drugs. This is a wild example, but the sleeping aid Ambien is known to cause somnambulism ("sleepwalking") in some patients. We have no idea if Rampage is on prescription drugs or whether they played a factor even if he is, but it's worth considering as a possibility.

Lastly, Rampage could be injured himself. "Medically unfit" appears to be a catch all term for any sort of medical affliction. While it's hard to believe he was injured driving a monster truck, the police also can't keep a man in jail who has legitimate medical needs. And so far as I can tell, all it takes is for any nurse or doctor to determine a "medically unfit" status for the title to stick.

Again, this is a bizarre episode. Stay tuned to BloodyElbow.com for more.

 

[UPDATE] by Nick Thomas - MMA analyst Frank Trigg says Rampage should be suspended or dropped (audio):



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