Chicago Bears wide receiver Byron Pringle was arrested in Florida on Saturday and charged with reckless driving and driving while his license was suspended, Florida Highway Patrol reports.
According to the arrest, Pringle was stopped in Wesley Chapel, Fla., north of Tampa, when an officer noticed clouds of smoke, the smell of burnt rubber, and tire marks on the road “corresponding to a vehicle performing a donut” . report good.
The officer pulled over Pringle, who was driving an orange 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, with an adult passenger in the front seat and a teenager in the back. The report said an investigation into Pringle’s license revealed that it was suspended for “financial responsibility” in February.
Reportedly, Pringle ignored verbal orders to get out of the vehicle and “verbally got into a confrontation” before being arrested at around 6:15 p.m. He was arrested “without incident” at the Pasco County Jail, according to the report. Have been taken. Both the allegations are false.
TMZ was the first to report Pringle’s arrest.
The Bears signed Pringle in March for a one-year, $6 million contract with $4 million guaranteed. He was at Halas Hall last week for a voluntary minicamp with new coach Matt Eberfluss.
He spent his first four years with the Kansas City Chiefs when new Bears general manager Ryan Poles was there. Pringle played 46 games in three seasons, with 67 catches for 898 yards and seven touchdowns.
A Bears spokesman said the team was aware of the arrest, but did not comment further.