Arizona Cardinals WR Marquise Brown charged with criminal speeding

GLENDALE, Arizona — Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with criminal speeding.

Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves confirmed that Brown was arrested at 7:05 a.m. on State Route 101, which encircles three-quarters of the Phoenix Metro area. He was booked into the Maricopa County Jail and released on his own Wednesday night after a brief hearing in Maricopa County Superior Court.

Brown’s next court appearance is scheduled for August 23.

Further details were not immediately available.

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

Brought on in a draft-day deal with the Baltimore Ravens, Brown is expected to play a big role on Arizona’s offense, especially in the first six weeks when three-time All-Pro DeAndre Hopkins is out due to a suspension due to league injury politics to performance enhancers.

In Arizona, criminal speeding is defined as anything going 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit. It’s an offence.

Brown caught 91 passes for 1,007 yards and six touchdowns for the Ravens last season. The receiver didn’t train much during the training camp as he sustained a hamstring injury while training alone in July. He was just removed from the active/non-football injury list on Tuesday and has yet to complete a full training session at training camp.

Brown was not seen at Wednesday’s practice. It was unclear if trainer Kliff Kingsbury was aware of Brown’s arrest during his media availability early Wednesday morning, just before the receiver’s arrest became public.

Addressing Brown’s health, he said he hopes the 25-year-old can train without restrictions sometime over the next week.

“We’ll see,” Kingsbury said. “Maybe we were hoping this weekend but we’ll be smart. When he comes back I want him to play with full power and confidence. When you’re playing in a new system you don’t want him to say too much about anything Physical thinks. He goes.” enough to think about, so I’d say maybe this weekend.”

Josh Weinfuss of ESPN and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Emma Bowman

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