Playing Time Not Affected After Speeding Citations
BEREA, Ohio– Slow down! The message has been delivered to Cleveland Browns wide receivers Greg Little and Josh Gordon after meeting with head coach Rob Chudzinski behind closed doors.
“We take that seriously,” said Chudzinski. “It is not acceptable.”
Little and Gordon were cited for speeding on numerous occasions this year according to police.
“Obviously, it’s something I have to take very seriously and slow my speeds down and be cautious of others on the road,” said Little. “I could have seriously put my life and others lives in danger.”
According to police documents, Little was involved in a single car accident on April 13. According to the documents, Little was drag racing, lost control of his car, struck a guard rail, hit a light pole and fled the scene.
“Just really a mindless, careless effort on my behalf and not thinking at all, just being careless. The fact that there are laws in place for the roads and just not abiding them.”
Little said Thursday, he was the only one on the road when the accident happened and he was not drag racing.
He said he told police he was driving 127 mph on the Jennings Freeway when he hit a pothole and blew out the two rear tires of his Audi.
Little said the Browns were aware of the incident after it happened.
As far as not showing up for his court dates, Little said, “Very careless effort on my part; not being cautious of when the court dates are and just having that constant communication with my lawyers to pay the fines.”
Little’s speeding troubles did not end there. On Monday, the wide receiver was stopped again for doing 81 mph in a 60 mph zone in Strongsville.
He was also cited for driving with an expired license plate.
“I was just going with the flow of traffic and just happened to look down and was going a little bit faster than the speed limit said,” Little said.
According to Chudzinski, discipline for both players is being handled internally and these incidents will not cost the players any playing time in Saturday’s preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Gordon was cited on August 13 for doing 98 mph in a 60 mph zone on I-71 near downtown Cleveland.
He was also pulled over on May 10 for going 20 miles over the speed limit.
Gordon was not available for comment following Thursday’s practice.
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