Just when you think the Arizona Cardinals couldn’t have become a bigger laughingstock in the NFL, receiver Marquise Brown proved you wrong.
The Arizona Cardinals could not have had a worse offseason and preseason. First, DeAndre Hopkins earned himself a six-game suspension, then came the Kyler Murray studying clause fiasco. Then on Wednesday morning, Marquise Brown got arrested for criminal speeding.
As you know, Brown was slated to replace Hopkins on the roster for the first six games. And while nothing serious may come of this incident, Brown has, regardless, put himself in a position to receive disciplinary action from the league if he commits another offense.
The Arizona Cardinals preseason keeps getting worse with Marquise Brown’s arrest.
At 7:05 on Wednesday morning, Brown was pulled over and arrested for speeding in excess of 85 miles per hour on Arizona State Route 101, north of Phoenix. Criminal speeding charges qualify as a Class III misdemeanor. This means Brown could face 30 days in jail plus a $500 fine.
Brown started camp on the non-football injury (NFI) list to start training camp because of a hamstring injury and has yet to practice with the team. As mentioned, it is highly unlikely anything serious will come from this incident, as if you remember correctly, linebacker Zaven Collins faced similar charges in June 2021 when he was arrested for reckless driving.
However, if Brown becomes a repeat offender, you can expect NFL commissioner Rodger Goodell to come down hard with a suspension. On the other hand, if Brown manages to steer clear of trouble and stay healthy, look for him to open the season as the Cardinals top receiver until Hopkins returns to the lineup.
If Brown is a no-go, A.J. Green will most likely take the role heading into a Week One tilt against the Kansas City Chiefs. Second-year receiver Rondale Moore could also see extended playing time in Hopkins’ and potentially Brown’s absence.
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