Cardinals’ ‘Hollywood’ Brown fined $473 for going 126 mph on Loop 101 in Phoenix

Hollywood Brown (left) with his attorney Paul Ramos (right) during his criminal speeding...
Hollywood Brown (left) with his attorney Paul Ramos (right) during his criminal speeding sentencing on 3/29/22(Arizona's Family)
Published: Mar. 29, 2023 at 1:54 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Star Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown learned his punishment on Wednesday morning for going nearly double the speed limit on the Loop 101 freeway in north Phoenix last year.

A Desert Ridge Justice Court judge fined Brown $473, but he didn’t have to pay it due to time served in jail. He entered a guilty plea in February which was unexpected because Brown’s attorney initially said that he would proceed to a trial.

According to court documents, an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper clocked Brown’s speed at 126 miles per hour, nearly double the posted speed limit of 65 on the freeway on Aug. 3, 2022. At the time, he was booked for criminal speeding, spending several hours in jail before being released. In Arizona, driving more than 20 miles per hour is considered “criminal speeding,” a class 3 misdemeanor with penalties of up to a $500 fine, 30 days in jail, and/or a year of probation.

While Brown’s attorney argued to get the case dismissed with a defensive driving class as permitted by state law, judge Cathy Riggs said that she would treat the case as if anyone else would have been cited with the crime. Justice Riggs also acknowledged Brown’s lack of criminal record during sentencing and his role in the community. Riggs also told Brown that he could file a petition to “set aside” a conviction, which doesn’t remove it from his criminal records but notes that he has completed his sentence.