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Tennis champion was leaving his hotel on his way to the U.S. Open when he was tackled to the ground by NYPD officers. Apparently, he was misidentified as a person connected with the illegal purchase of cell phones. Once police realized he wasn’t involved, he was immediately released. When Blake was asked if he thought he was racially profiled, he responded by saying that he was more concerned with the fact that the police used excessive force by tackling him to the ground. The tennis star received minor bruises, but will be pressing charges. Click here to read more.