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NFL Star Arrested For Speeding So Bad It’s Considered Criminal

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Multiple reports confirmed Wednesday that Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown was arrested on criminal speeding charges.

A search conducted by The Sporting News of Maricopa County inmate records confirms the arrest.

Brown, playing his first season in Arizona after spending the first three years of his NFL career in Baltimore. Arizona radio station KMVP-FM — citing confirmation from the Arizona Department of Public Safety — reported that Brown was arrested at 7:05 a.m. local time driving southbound on state Route 101 in a high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane.

According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter who first reported the story, Brown was booked into the Maricopa County jail and released on his own recognizance later in the day, after a brief hearing in the Maricopa County Superior Court.

Here’s what Schefter wrote on Twitter:

“Cardinals’ WR Marquise Brown was arrested and charged with criminal speeding on Wednesday morning. Arizona Department of Safety spokesman Bart Graves confirmed Brown was arrested at 7:05 a.m. in north Phoenix and booked in the Maricopa County Jail, per the AP.”

Here’s what local news outlet KPHO reported:

According to court documents, a trooper was on the Loop 101 under I-17 around 7 a.m. when they saw that a “white passenger vehicle was passing all traffic.”

The trooper caught up and pulled the car over near 35th Avenue and Brown was arrested. He was booked into the Maricopa County jail, but later released. Criminal speeding is defined as going 20 miles per hour faster than the posted speed limit.

Arizona state law defines ‘criminal speeding’ as the result of one of the three driving infractions:

  • Exceeding 85 mph
  • Exceeding posted speed limit by 20 mph
  • Exceeding 35 mph approaching school zone

Maricopa county records indicate Brown’s speed exceeded 85mph.

According to reports, citing court records, “Brown was driving nearly 126 mph in a 65 mph zone when he was pulled over by a DPS trooper.”

Criminal speeding is a Class 3 misdemeanor. The maximum penalty is 30 days in jail, a $500 fine plus an 83 percent surcharge, and up to one year of probation.

The Cardinals acknowledged the arrest on Wednesday, releasing a statement:

We are aware of the situation regarding Hollywood Brown and have reported it to the NFL office as required. We will comment further as appropriate.

Sources: DailyWire,  Heath Law Firm, KPHO, KMVP-FM

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