LSU defensive back Tharold Simon runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
UPDATE, 2:18 P.M.: "20 witnesses" are now claiming Simon "did nothing wrong."
A potential NFL draftee, the evening before the draft, is going to have some nerves.
Not LSU cornerback Tharold Simon, whose confidence was so sky-high, his hometown of Eunice, Louisiana had declared today "Tharold Simon Day." Which may have been why Simon felt okay about blocking a public street.
According to local news station KATC, Simon was parked in the middle of a street in Eunice. When told to move by a police officer, Simon responded with the fairly debatable, "I own Eunice."
Things failed to improve from there.
Simon also swore he was "...gonna buy these projects and you are gonna be mine," (sic) and that "the mayor was on [his] side."
He then turned up his music and got a little too aggressive while backing up his car, according to the officer.
Eunice's Mayor, Rusty Moody, claimed that Simon was innocent until proven guilty, and that Tharold Simon Day would go on as planned. Simon only has a few hours, then, to get to Eunice's Southeast Community Center for the celebration at 6 p.m.