Minnesota Vikings first-round pick Jordan Addison had an explanation for why he was driving 140 mph last week in a 55 mph zone in Minnesota.
In a citation filed Monday in Ramsey County District Court, Addison was speeding because her dog had an emergency at home, according to ESPN.
The updated citation also had misdemeanor charges of speeding and reckless driving, for which he was cited when pulled over by the Minnesota State Police.
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«His dog was having an emergency at his residence and that was the reason for his speed,» the updated citation reads.
Addison was pulled over after speeding past a Minnesota State Trooper heading east on Interstate 94 last Thursday around 3 am. At the time he was driving a Lamborghini Urus.
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«Yesterday morning I made a mistake and used poor judgment. I own up to that and I own up to it. I’m going to learn from this and not repeat the behavior. I’m so sorry,» Addison. he said in a statement Friday night.
The 21-year-old, selected 23rd overall by the USC Vikings, dealt with social media criticism when NFL fans suggested he was comparable to the situation of former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs.
Ruggs was involved in an accident that killed a woman while allegedly driving 156 mph and under the influence in 2021. Ruggs was in his second season with the team.
Addison was part of a historic 2023 NFL Draft run in which four consecutive wide receivers were selected in the first round.
Jaxon Smith-Nijgba (Seattle Seahawks), Quentin Johnston (Los Angeles Chargers) and Zay Flowers (Baltimore Ravens) went before him. However, experts say Addison could have the most immediate impact on his team. He will replace Adam Thielen, who had 107 goals last year. Minnesota cut the veteran receiver in the offseason.
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Addison is expected to make an immediate impact with the Vikings, picking up where Thielen was when he left for the Carolina Panthers. Addison could impress enough to start Week 1 alongside Justin Jefferson and KJ Osborn.