NFL Star Rookie Golden Tate in Shady Donut Shop Debacle

Seattle Seahawks rookie wide receiver Golden Tate had an encounter with police this weekend, but this story has a serious twist … because it all went down inside a donut shop.

TMZ has learned the former Notre Dame football star was caught trespassing inside a Top Pot donut shop in Bellevue, Washington at 3 AM Saturday morning.

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Cops would only confirm that Tate was given a “trespass warning” — and was not arrested — but they wouldn’t expand on why the 21-year-old was inside the store while it was closed.

We spoke to the manager of the Top Pot shop … who said he would not be commenting on the matter. On a related note, Top Pot recently inked a deal to become the official coffee and donut partner of Qwest Field — home of the Seattle Seahawks.

Calls to Tate’s rep have not been returned.