Minnesota Vikings’ rookie wide receiver, Jordan Addison, has been cited for reckless driving after being clocked at 140 mph in a 55 mph zone, according to an incident report from the Minnesota State Patrol. The incident occurred on a freeway just outside of St. Paul.
Addison, 21, was the No. 23 pick in the recent NFL draft. He was not arrested following the incident, but an investigation is currently underway. The Minnesota Vikings organization has acknowledged the incident, stating that they are in the process of gathering additional information.
The report details that a patrol officer was traveling eastbound on Interstate 94 shortly after 3 a.m. when they noticed a Lamborghini Urus traveling at a high speed. The officer made a traffic stop and identified the driver as Addison.
In Minnesota, drivers who are cited for speeds exceeding 100 mph can face severe penalties, including having their licenses revoked for a minimum of six months. This incident could potentially impact Addison’s burgeoning football career.
Addison, who had missed most of the team’s offseason program due to a minor injury, was expected to compete for a starting role in the Vikings’ three-receiver formations. The Vikings rookies are scheduled to report to training camp this Sunday, with veterans reporting next Tuesday and the first on-field work set for Wednesday.
The incident serves as a stark reminder of the responsibilities and expectations that come with being a professional athlete. As the investigation continues, it remains to be seen what consequences Addison may face, both legally and professionally.