Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown was arrested early Wednesday morning for speeding, the Arizona Department of Public Safety confirmed.
The arrest took place at 7:05 a.m. Wednesday along the 101 loop in North Phoenix, less than an hour before the Cardinals were on the field for practice. Brown was incarcerated in the Maricopa County Jail and made a first appearance before a Maricopa County Superior Court judge on Wednesday evening.
After spending the day in police custody, Brown was released on his own recognizance by the judge who presided over his brief hearing. His next court appearance is scheduled for August 23.
The cardinals released a statement on Wednesday morning about it.
“We are aware of the situation regarding Hollywood Brown and have reported it to the NFL office as required. We will provide further comment as needed,” the statement read.
Brown was taken off the non-football injured list on Tuesday and participated in a portion of training camp practice that day at State Farm Stadium. The Cardinals are bringing him in slowly after a minor hamstring injury put him on the injured reserve to open camp, and he hadn’t done any field work until Tuesday.
Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Tuesday the hope is that Brown can enter the field by the end of the week.
“We’re just relieving him. And we want to start with the tours. And then hopefully by the end of the week he can start a (self-employment) and then I guess full Monday go if all stay on track,” Kingsbury said.
Kingsbury said Wednesday that the Cardinals had hoped Brown could be back this weekend. News of Brown’s arrest broke shortly after Kingsbury’s comments after practice on Wednesday.
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Brown was a marquee acquisition for the Cardinals this offseason, a trade made to help make up for the absence of star receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who is suspended for the first six games of the regular season.
State law says a person can be charged with felony speeding if they exceed 85 mph on a freeway. Criminal speeding is a Class 3 misdemeanor under Arizona law, and possible penalties include up to 30 days in jail and up to $500 in fines.
Jail is considered rare.
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