“Shawty Wanna Ride With Me?” – Jason Richardson Gets Clocked Speeding 55 MPH Over The Limit

02.17.09 9 years ago 13 Comments

With his son in the car. Unrestrained in the car seat. Maybe son was perturbed he didn’t make the All-Star team?

ESPN reports — A Scottsdale police officer first saw Richardson driving 67 mph in a 40 mph zone Sunday night and followed him, police said Monday. That’s when the officer clocked him at 90 mph in a 35 mph zone and pulled him over. The officer saw Richardson’s son in the back seat of the car and that he was not in a child seat. Richardson was arrested and charged with reckless driving, excessive speeding and failure to use a child seat. He was released from jail after a few hours.

Richardson also released a statement:

“I just want to apologize to everybody — my teammates, my family, especially my fiancee,” he said. “It’s a tough time for me. I’ve been questioned as a basketball player, questioned as a person, but my fatherhood in question is tough, because I try to be the best father I can be, and try to keep my kids out of harm’s way.”

My question is how in the hell do you do 90 mph in a 35? Isn’t there speedbumps or bends in the road to prevent acts of DMX’ing? You would think every street in Arizona would be Earl-proof by now.

Any guesses on what was playing in the radio?

Jada’s “Death Wish?”

Speed Demon?”

Or I’m willing to bet he got caught up in reading Contra’s™ car post on his PDA and lost all bearing. After all, that 111K he lost after being suspended for a game would have a been a lovely down payment for that Aston Martin-77.

In other Phoenix Sun news…

Skeletor Terry Porter was fired as Suns’ head coach yesterday. Apparently, general manager Steve Kerr (pictured) grew weary of his incompetence as a leader, on and off the court.

Jason Richardson Charged With Reckless Driving, Suspended 1 Game [ESPN]

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