Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown has been detained on suspicion of illegal speeding. Brown was acquired by Arizona in an offseason trade with the Baltimore Ravens. According to DPS spokesman Bart Graves, he was pulled over at 7:05 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, while traveling south on Loop 101 in the HOV lane. He was later taken to the Maricopa County Jail.
“We are aware of the Hollywood Browns’ position and have notified the NFL office as necessary. We will speak further as necessary,” the Cardinals said in a statement, according to KTAR News 92.3 FM and Arizona Sports. The Arizona Department of Public Safety notified the magazine that he had been arrested. Brown was traveling at 126 mph, according to Arizona Sports’ John Gambadoro.
Brown reportedly did not participate in the team’s morning practice Wednesday. The 25-year-old wide receiver was on the non-football injury list before training camp began. He apparently has hamstring issues and is recovering. According to head coach Cliff Kingsbury, it was a precaution until the team removed Brown from the NFI roster on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Just let him relax, that’s all. We’ll start with a walkthrough. Kingsbury said Tuesday that if all goes according to plan, Monday should go smoothly.
With the Baltimore Ravens in 2021, Brown amassed a career-high 1,008 yards and six touchdowns. On opening night of the NFL draft, he was traded to the Cardinals along with Baltimore’s 100th overall pick in exchange for a first-round pick from Arizona.
Before Brown’s arrest, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was suspended by the NFL for the first six games of the 2022 season. Hopkins was charged with violating the league’s ban on performance-enhancing drugs. In a statement, Hopkins said he was still investigating what might have led to the positive results from the November sample.
“In my 10-year NFL career, I have never tested positive for performance-enhancing substances,” Hopkins reportedly said. “I was baffled and surprised to find out that my November test Shows traces of prohibited substances. I’ve been using a holistic approach and paying close attention to what I put in my body, so I’m working with my team to figure out how this might have happened. But despite my best efforts, obviously, I didn’t take enough precautions. I apologize to the entire Cardinals organization, the team’s supporters, and my teammates for this. I never want to let my team down. “I’m going to investigate this matter thoroughly.” I’ll post more details soon. Hopkins can rejoin the team for Week 7 and is allowed to participate in preseason practices and games.