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Why was Marquise Brown arrested? Cardinals WR in Trouble Days After DeAndre Hopkins Suspension

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown was arrested for speeding. Brown was traded to Arizona by the Baltimore Ravens in a draft day trade this offseason.

Bart Graves, a DPS spokesman, said he was pulled over at 7:05 a.m. Wednesday, August 4, while traveling south on Loop 101 in an HOV lane. He was then transferred to the Maricopa County Jail.

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“We know what’s going on with Hollywood Brown and we’ve been briefing the NFL bureau as needed. The cardinals said in a statement they would say more when appropriate. KTAR News 92.3 FM and Arizona Sports reported on it. The Arizona Department of Public Safety told the newspaper that he had been arrested. Arizona Sports’ John Gambadoro said Brown’s speed was 126 mph.

Brown was reportedly not with the team at practice Wednesday morning. Last week, the 25-year-old wide receiver was placed on the non-football injury list for training camp to begin. He is reportedly doing better after suffering a hamstring injury. Before Brown was removed from the NFI roster on Tuesday, August 2, head coach Kliff Kingsbury said it was a safety measure of sorts. “We’re just giving him a little time. We’re going to start it with walk-throughs… If everything goes according to plan I think we’ll be ready to go on Monday,” Kingsbury said on Tuesday.

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Brown had a career-high 1,008 yards and six touchdowns in 2021 while playing for the Baltimore Ravens. On the first night of the NFL draft, he and Baltimore’s 100th pick were sent to the Cardinals in exchange for Arizona’s first-round pick.

The NFL suspended Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins for the first six games of the 2022 season. Hopkins was charged with violating the league’s rule against the use of drugs to enhance performance. Hopkins said in a statement that he was still trying to figure out why a sample taken in November was positive.

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Hopkins reportedly said, “In my 10 years in the NFL, I have never tested positive for the use of performance-enhancing drugs.” I’ve always been very careful about what I put in my body and taken a holistic approach, so I’m working with my team to figure out how this happened. But even though I was careful, it was clear that I wasn’t careful enough. I feel sorry for the Cardinals fans, my teammates, and the entire Cardinals organization. I never want to disappoint my team. “I intend to find out what’s going on. As soon as I know more, I’ll let you know.” Hopkins can play and coach in preseason games, and he can also return to the team’s Game of the Week 7.