Reportedly driving at 126 mph, Marquise Brown was pulled over on rushing expenses

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Arizona Cardinals shortstop Marquis “Hollywood” Brown was arrested Wednesday morning in Phoenix on a felony speeding charge.

Brown was booked into the Maricopa County Jail, according to a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety. A spokesman for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Brown was still in custody Wednesday afternoon and had a hearing scheduled for that evening.

County records showed Brown was accused of going more than 85 mph on a stretch of highway in north Phoenix where the speed limit is 65. He was arrested at 7:05 a.m. Speeding charges can be filed if someone is charged in Arizona. exceeded the speed limit by more than 20 mph.

Several local media outlets outlets reported Brown hit 126 mph.

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

“We are aware of Hollywood Brown’s situation and have notified the NFL front office as appropriate,” the Cardinals said in a statement. “We will comment further as needed.”

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Brown, 25, is making his first game with the Cardinals, who traded him to the Baltimore Ravens in April. The NFL Draft. Brown is expected to help Arizona’s receiving corps weather an early start to the season without star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. suspended six games for violating the league’s policy on prohibited performance-enhancing substances.

Brown had a career-high 91 catches for 1,008 yards last season, a first-round pick by the Ravens out of Oklahoma in 2019. In three NFL seasons, he accumulated 195 receptions for 2,361 yards, 21 touchdowns and 12.1 yards per return.

Brown was activated from the non-football injured list on Tuesday after suffering a rib injury before training camp. The Cardinals hold camp at their home stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

Coach Kliff Kingsbury did not say whether he was aware of Brown’s arrest when he told reporters at Cardinals camp Wednesday morning.

“When he comes back, I want him to be as fast and confident as possible,” Kingsbury said then. “Playing in a new system, you don’t want him to think too much about anything physically.”

The Cardinals were rocked in May the death of cornerback Jeff Gladney, which they signed two months ago. A 25-year-old former Minnesota Vikings player and a female companion were killed in a car crash in Dallas. According to the accident report (via TMZ Sports), the researchers implicated “unsafe speed” as one of the contributing factors.

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