Warrick Dunn stopped for window tint violation

Former Falcons star Warrick Dunn is widely known as a model citizen for his charitable works, but he ran afoul of the law last week, he says.

Dunn, who played six seasons with the Falcons from 2002-2007, reported on Twitter that he was stopped outside Atlanta by police who told him his window tinting was too dark and that he fit the profile of a criminal. Dunn said he was not charged, but received a warning.

In a series of tweets, Dunn, whose foundation builds houses for single parents, said:

"Got pulled over today by police outside of atl and they stopped me because he said my window tint was too dark. During the stop he ask a lot of personal questions and said I had the characteristic of people transporting drugs and guns. So he searched my car and he me a warning for my tint. I felt violated and I've had my car since 08 and never got pulled over for tint. That ruined my morning but not my spirit. I was Taken back because I think the reasoning was bad and they are trying to fill end of the month quotas. Also its a holiday weekend. Go figure. The funny thing is you can see inside because my tint is not dark."

Dunn did not say where the incident took place but said there were three police officers, one of them a Georgia state trooper. A spokesman for the state patrol said he did not have any information on the incident.

Dunn did not immediately respond to a phone call and email seeking comment.

In addition to his career with the Falcons, Dunn also holds a minority ownership stake with the team. He also played six seasons in two stints with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and played college ball at Florida State.

He is founder of the Warrick Dunn Family Foundation, which is "dedicated to providing opportunities for economically disadvantaged single parents and children who have demonstrated a commitment to achieve financial independence and stability," according to the foundation's website.