Arizona WR Marquis Brown charged with speeding

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals receiver Marquise Brown was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with speeding.

Burt Graves, a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety, confirmed that Brown was arrested at 7:05 a.m. in Phoenix and held at the Maricopa County Jail.

Other details were not immediately available.

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

Brown was acquired on a draft-day deal with the Baltimore Ravens and is expected to play a large role in Arizona’s offense, most notably three-time All-Pro DeAndre, who was suspended for violating league rules. policy on performance enhancers during the first six weeks when Hopkins is unavailable.

Arizona defines speeding as exceeding the speed limit by 20 mph. it’s a misdemeanor.

Brown caught 91 passes for 1,007 yards and scored six touchdowns last season for the Ravens. The receiver suffered a hamstring injury while training on his own in July, so he didn’t practice much during the training camp.

Brown didn’t show up for Wednesday’s practice. It was unclear whether coach Cliff Kingsbury was aware of Brown’s arrest during a media interview Wednesday morning, just before Brown’s arrest was made public.

He addressed Brown’s health and said he hopes the 25-year-old will be able to train without restrictions next week.

“Let’s see what happens,” said Kingsbury. “We were hoping it would be this weekend, but it’s going to be wise. When he comes back, I want him to be full speed and confident. I don’t want to make him think too much, he’s probably thinking enough, maybe this weekend.”


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