Marquise Brown was arrested on a rushing cost after driving 126 mph


Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown was arrested Wednesday morning in Phoenix on a criminal speeding charge.

According to a spokesperson for the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Brown was booked into the Maricopa County Jail. A representative from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Brown was still being held Wednesday afternoon and had a hearing set for that evening.

County records showed Brown is accused of traveling at more than 85 mph on a section of the highway in north Phoenix where the posted speed limit is 65. He was arrested at 7:05 a.m. A criminal speeding charge can be brought if someone is in Arizona accused of. more than 20 mph over the speed limit.

Multiple local media outlets reported Brown was traveling at 126 mph.

Criminal speeding in Arizona is a Class 3 misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail, one year of unsupervised probation and a $500 fine.

“We are aware of the situation regarding Hollywood Brown and have reported it to the NFL office as necessary,” the Cardinals said in a statement. “We will comment further as appropriate.”

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The 25-year-old Brown is in his first season with the Cardinals, who sent a first-round pick to the Baltimore Ravens to acquire him during April. NFL draft. Brown is expected to help Arizona’s pass-catching corps overcome the early-season absence of star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who was six game suspension for violating the league’s policy on banned performance-enhancing substances.

A first-round pick of the Ravens out of Oklahoma in 2019, Brown set career highs last season with 91 catches for 1,008 yards. Over three NFL seasons, he has accumulated 195 catches for 2,361 yards, 21 touchdowns and an average of 12.1 yards per reception.

Brown was activated on Tuesday from the non-football injury list after suffering a hamstring injury before training camp. The Cardinals are in camp at their stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

In comments to reporters at Cardinals camp Wednesday morning, Coach Kliff Kingsbury did not indicate whether he was aware of Brown’s arrest.

“When he’s back, I want full speed and confidence for him,” Kingsbury said then. “Playing in a new system, you don’t want him thinking too much about anything physically.”

In May, the Cardinals were shaken the death of goalkeeper Jeff Gladney, which they signed two months earlier. The 25-year-old man, who previously played for the Minnesota Vikings, and a female companion were killed in a car accident in Dallas. According to a crash report (via TMZ Sports), investigators listed “unsafe speed” among the contributing factors.

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