While a couple of teams were battling it out on Monday Night Football, another team was finding out that one of their star players had been arrested.
Chris Olave, the former Ohio State Buckeye standout and second-year star wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints, was arrested late Monday Night for reckless operation of a motor vehicle.
The NFL player was reportedly going 35 miles per hour over the speed limit (70 mph in a 35 mph zone) when he was pulled over.
If seeing an NFL player pulled over for speeding sounds familiar, that’s because the Minnesota Vikings had their rookie WR pulled over for driving 135 miles per hour (way over the speed limit regardless of the zone) and was charged with reckless driving shortly before the season started.
It has been reported that Olave fully cooperated with police during his arrest, and he was eventually booked at the Kenner City Jail. The NFL wide receiver was then processed and released from the custody of the jail later that night.
And earlier today, the body cam footage of Olave’s arrest was released, and like a lot of professional athletes arrested before him, he tried to pull the “I play for the (insert team name)” card, and it didn’t work.
After the officers had cuffed him, they told Olave to walk over towards the back of their vehicle. As the NFL player did so, he said:
“My bad dog…I play for the Saints man.”
I’m sure Olave was hoping for that piece of information to suddenly and magically change the cops’ minds, but instead one of the officers responded:
Thankfully, no one was injured while Olave was driving over the speed limit.
And I say that mainly so that I can include some of the jokes that social media was making about the unfortunate incident: