Cardinals WR Marquise 'Hollywood' Brown arrested for criminal speeding in north Phoenix: DPS

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise Brown was arrested for criminal speeding on the morning of Aug. 3.

Arizona Department of Safety spokesman Bart Graves confirmed that Brown was arrested at 7:05 a.m. along the Loop 101 near Interstate 17 in north Phoenix and booked in Maricopa County Jail.

According to court documents, Brown was clocked by a trooper going 126 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone.

In Arizona, criminal speeding is defined as anything 20 mph over the posted speed limit. It is a misdemeanor.

"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 comment further as appropriate."

Brown's next court appearance is an arraignment scheduled for Aug. 23.

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Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise "Hollywood" Brown was arrested on Aug. 3 for criminal speeding in north Phoenix, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

Brown was acquired in a draft-day deal with the Baltimore Ravens and is expected to play a big role in Arizona’s offense, especially during the first six weeks when three-time All-Pro DeAndre Hopkins is out because of a suspension for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancers.

Brown caught 91 passes for 1,007 yards and six touchdowns for the Ravens last season. The receiver hasn’t practiced much during training camp because of a hamstring injury he suffered while working out on his own in July.

Brown was not seen at Wednesday’s practice. It was unclear if coach Kliff Kingsbury knew about Brown’s arrest during his media availability earlier Wednesday morning, which was shortly before the receiver’s arrest became public.

He did address Brown’s health, saying he hoped the 25-year-old would be ready to practice without limitations sometime in the next week.

"We’ll see," Kingsbury said. "We had hoped maybe this weekend, but we’re going to be smart. When he’s back, I want him full speed and confident. Playing in a new system, you don’t want him thinking too much about anything physically. He’s going to have enough thinking going on, so I would guess maybe this weekend."


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LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 29: Marquise Brown #15 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on before a preseason game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on August 29, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)