Saints WR Chris Olave arrested on speeding grounds as he was seen going over 35 miles over the speed limit
Chris Olave was reportedly going 70 mph on a 30mph zone.
Chris Olave (Credits: Imago)
The New Orleans Saints are having a rough start to their season and currently have a record of 3 wins and 4 losses. One of the bright spots of the team is their star wide receiver Chris Olave. The Ohio State product had a remarkable rookie campaign during the 2022 NFL season and is continuing his good stretch of performances.
Amidst this, Olave has gotten himself into legal trouble as the 23-year-old wide receiver was arrested on Monday night by the Kenner Police Department. Authorities arrested the former first-round draft pick in Kenner on suspicion of reckless operation of a motor vehicle, according to multiple reports.
Olave was reportedly traveling at 70 mph speed in a 30 mph zone on Joe Yenni Blvd in Kenner. According to a spokesperson for the Kenner Police Department, Olave was arrested for speeding and was booked into Kenner jail on Monday night. Multiple reports suggest Olave did not resist arrest and co-operated with law enforcement.
As of now, he is still in prison, but he will soon be released once the paperwork is done. The New Orleans-based football team told ESPN they were aware of the situation but had no further comments.
The Saints did not have any practice on Monday following an early week 7 game on Thursday night last week. But the players still had to attend meetings in their facility on Monday afternoon.
Will Chris Olave miss the Saints week 8 game against the Colts?
According to multiple reports, the Saints receiver Chris Olave has been arrested for speeding by the Kenner Police Department and was booked into Kenner jail on Monday night, prompting the question of whether or not Olave will play this weekend.
If it was the first offense of the Saints pass catcher, he will likely only receive a fine and avoid jail time. But if it’s the second speeding offense, Olave could end up serving a minimum of 10 days in prison.
In the coming days, more details about the arrest will be revealed. But for now, it seems like Olave will only pay a fine and will be able to start practicing with the New Orleans-based football team from Tuesday.
In the ongoing season, Chris Olave leads the Saints team with 39 catches for 471 yards and 1 touchdown. He is a massive part of the Saints offense and they could not afford to lose him. Nonetheless, it is highly unlikely Olave will face any prison time for his arrest. He is most likely to play in the Saints’ week 8 game against the Indianapolis Colts this weekend.
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