Jordan Addison’s NFL career has gotten off to a rough start.
The former University of Southern California wide receiver, who was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings as the 23rd overall pick, has already made a negative impression on law enforcement in the state. Reports indicate that Addison was pulled over for driving at a staggering speed of 140 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone.
As a result, he was cited for speeding and reckless driving.
This incident has certainly put a damper on his debut in the NFL. To further emphasize the severity of the situation, a video of the incident was released by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Video of Vikings rookie WR Jordan Addison getting pulled over in his Lambo going 140 mph in a 55 mph zone pic.twitter.com/8sk7tdhATm
— TMSPN.com (@sportsgossip) July 21, 2023
The footage shows Addison’s Lamborghini Urus speeding down the I-94 before being pulled over by a state trooper. This incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday morning.
The Vikings organization has acknowledged the situation and mentioned that they are currently gathering more information.
The #Vikings have released a statement on Jordan Addison:
"We are aware of last night's traffic incident involving Jordan Addison and are gathering additional information." https://t.co/ectaOZhoeB
— Jeff Wald (@JeffWaldFox9) July 20, 2023
It remains uncertain whether Addison will face any fines or disciplinary actions from both the league and the team. Despite this setback, the 21-year-old receiver, who was once honored with the Fred Biletnikoff Award, is expected to play a prominent role in the Vikings’ offense.
With Adam Thielen’s departure to the Carolina Panthers, the team will rely on Addison to fill the void left by his absence.