minnesota vikings First-round pick Jordan Addison was cited early Thursday for reckless driving after allegedly driving 140 mph in a Lamborghini Urus.
The wide receiver said Friday that he used «bad judgment» behind the wheel.
«Yesterday morning I made a mistake and used bad judgment. I own it and I own it. I’m going to learn from this and I won’t repeat the behavior. I’m very sorry,» he said. he said in a statement Friday night.
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A police incident report, posted on social media by multiple reporters, says that a State Police He was traveling east on Interstate 94 near Dale Street when troopers saw the Urus traveling 140 mph in a 55 mph zone.
Addison, 21, selected 23rd overall by the USC Vikings, received a speeding and reckless driving citation.
The Vikings said Thursday afternoon that they were aware of the situation.
Social media was quick to criticize Addison, suggesting that she should have learned from the Henry Ruggs situation.
Ruggs was a first-round pick of the Las Vegas Raiders in 2020. In his second season with the team, Ruggs was involved in an accident that killed a woman while allegedly driving 156 mph and under the influence.
The 6-foot, 175-pound Addison excelled at USC last season with 875 yards and eight touchdowns in 11 games. He had 1,593 yards and 18 total touchdowns during his 2021 season with Pitt in the ACC.
Addison was part of a historic run in the 2023 NFL Draft during which four consecutive wide receivers were selected.
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Jaxon Smith-Nijgba (Seattle Seahawks), Quentin Johnston (Los Angeles Chargers) and Zay Flowers (Baltimore Ravens) went before him. However, experts believe 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.
With Thielen out, Addison could slot in with Justin Jefferson and KJ Osborn with Kirk Cousins remaining under center.
Fox News’ Scott Thompson contributed to this report.