Posted August 22, 2013

Browns WR Greg Little: Driving 127 mph was ‘mindless on my behalf’

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Greg Little has been ticketed twice for speeding since April. (Getty Images)

Greg Little has been ticketed twice for speeding since April. (Getty Images)

Browns receiver Greg Little said driving 127 miles per hour and crashing his car in April could have cost lives. Yet, he was ticketed for speeding again Monday night for driving 81 mph in a 60 mph zone and for using expired plates, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

From the Plain Dealer:

“It’s obviously something that I’ve got to take very seriously and slow my speeds down and be cautious of others on the road,” he said today after practice. “I could have seriously put my life and other lives in danger.”

Little’s excuse for driving 127 mph in April was that he wasn’t thinking when he pressed down that hard on the gas pedal. A police crash report via the Plain Dealer said he was drag racing at about 2:47 a.m. on April 13, in a 55 mph zone. His Audi struck a guard rail, hit a light pole and was totaled in the crash.

Little also fled the scene of the accident, according to the report.

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He was found guilty and paid a $350.00 fine. He has a Sept. 4 court date to deal with Monday night’s speeding violation.

From the Plain Dealer:

“It was really just a mindless effort on my behalf and just not thinking at all, just being careless of the laws in place on the roads and just not abiding by them.”

He admitted he feels lucky to be alive after the one-car crash.

“Yeah, it was a pretty traumatic experience and it’s something that I learned from and I’m just trying to move forward and just learn from it,” he said.


18 comments
ianforbes
ianforbes

Ahh yes. The 'ol here's a BS apology I was told to submit. Please forgive me while I get back to my life and continue to enjoy my life - which includes driving my car as fast as I want. Look out for my next apology if I get caught again.

leehwgoc
leehwgoc

Davone Bess is a better receiver anyway.  Little has stone hands, and an empty head.  Bench him and call it a day.

Midcity
Midcity

I don't think I'm getting a clear picture on this wreck.  At 2:47 AM, he's driving extremely fast, hits a rail, then a pole.  His car is totaled, but he drives it home and is then later charged with driving 127 in a 55 and fleeing the scene of an accident?  

Did he drive past a camera?  Did a physicist determine his speed from the location and damage at the wreck site?  Did his Audi have a black box recorder the police recovered?  Anyone know how they got that speed?

sugaslim
sugaslim

hes lucky he didnt pull that sh@t in vancouver. they impound your ride if you drive that   fast

ElvisHitler
ElvisHitler

Ban this toolbox just on principal of being a dipshite

CoryDowns
CoryDowns

God, I thought this was about Leonard.

Scramble
Scramble

Most accidents are at much slower speeds. Maybe he's on to something here.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

Wow. $350. I guess that'll teach him. Well, I mean, maybe NEXT time it will teach him.

harleydavid9609
harleydavid9609

The stupid judge that let him off for $350 should be held accountable and the next time they both go to jail for life. He'll probably kill someone next time. What an idiot.

CraigSimpson
CraigSimpson

Future Darwin award winner! What was he thinking?

Sulkaman
Sulkaman

He keeps this crap up and he won't even be able to drive him self to the unemployment office.

John4
John4

@CoryDowns Leonard's deal is alcohol and killing people while driving.  Your confusion is understandable, though.