Arizona Cardinals receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown was arrested Wednesday morning on criminal speeding charges, the Arizona Department of Public Safety confirmed to News KTAR 92.3 FM and Arizona sports.
Brown was arrested at 7:05 a.m. southbound on Loop 101 driving in the HOV lane, according to DPS spokesman Bart Graves.
Brown was not present with the team during the portion of Wednesday morning’s practice that was in view of reporters but has been slowly working his way back from a hamstring injury since the start of training camp last week.
“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,” the Cardinals said in a statement.
Brown was placed on the non-football active injured list the day before training camp began last Wednesday due to a hamstring issue. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury said it was a precautionary measure before the team removed Brown from the NFI list on Tuesday.
“We’re easing him back in. We’re going to start him with the walking steps … I’m guessing Monday full-go if everything stays on course,” Kingsbury said Tuesday.
On Wednesday, the head coach said the team hoped Brown could return by the weekend but the Cardinals were trying to be smart with his health.
With the Baltimore Ravens in 2021, Brown recorded a career-high 1,008 yards and added six touchdowns.
On the first night of the NFL Draft, he and the 100th overall pick owned by Baltimore were traded to the Cardinals for Arizona’s first round pick.