Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown was pulled over for speeding. Brown was given to Arizona by the Baltimore Ravens in a draft-day trade this offseason.
Bart Graves, a DPS spokesperson, said he was arrested at 7:05 a.m. Wednesday, August 4, while driving south on the 101 loop in a HOV lane. He was then taken to the Maricopa County Jail.
“We know what’s going on with Hollywood Brown, and we’ve notified the NFL office as appropriate. The cardinals said in a statement they would say more when appropriate. KTAR News 92.3 FM and Arizona Sports reported on it. The Arizona Department of Public Safety told the newspaper he had been arrested. John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports said Brown’s speed was 126 miles per hour.
Brown was apparently not with the team Wednesday morning when they practiced. Last week, the 25-year-old wide receiver was placed on the non-football injury list so training camp could begin. He is doing better after injuring his hamstrings. Before Brown was removed from the NFI roster on Tuesday, August 2, head coach Kliff Kingsbury said it was some kind of safety measure. “We’re just giving him some time. We will start with guided tours… If all goes according to plan, I think we will be ready to go on Monday,” Kingsbury said on Tuesday.
Brown had a career-high 1,008 yards and six touchdowns in 2021 when he played for the Baltimore Ravens. On the first night of the NFL Draft, he and Baltimore’s 100th pick were traded to the Cardinals in exchange for Arizona’s first-round pick.
The NFL has suspended Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins for the first six games of the 2022 season. Hopkins has been charged with violating the league’s rule against using performance-enhancing drugs . Hopkins said in a statement that he is still trying to figure out why a sample taken in November came back positive.
Hopkins reportedly said, “In my 10 years in the NFL, I have never tested positive for the use of performance-enhancing drugs.” “I was confused and shocked to learn that my November test showed traces of a banned substance. I have always been very careful about what I put into my body and have taken a holistic approach, so I’m working with my team to figure out how this could have happened. But even though I was careful, it’s clear that I wasn’t careful enough. I’m sorry to the Cardinals fans, my teammates and everyone. Cardinals organization. I never want to disappoint my team. “I fully intend to find out what is going on. As soon as I know more, I will let you know. Hopkins can play in pre-games -season and training, and he can also return for the team’s Week 7 game.