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Picture Credit: Twitter

Vikings star Jordan Addison has been charged by police after going 140 mph in a 55 mph zone on Thursday morning. The football player was going nearly a 100 mph above the speed limit before being pulled over by the police. He was in his Lamborghini Urus on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis around 3 am in the morning. 

The rookie was cited for a speed violation and offered no resistance to police after he was pulled over. The 21-year-old is a promising player in the NFL, being drafted 23rd overall by the Vikings in April and winning the Fred Biletnikoff award in 2021, which is given to the best receiver in college football by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation. 

The Vikings said, “We are aware of last night's traffic incident involving Jordan Addison and are gathering additional information.” The police stated that the investigation is still open. 

Addison expected to be key part of the Vikings’ season

Addison started his collegiate football career in Pittsburgh, where he played two seasons. He was a consensus All-American before transferring to USC in his final season.

Through his college career he managed 219 receptions for 3,134 yards and an average of 14.3 yards per catch and 29 touchdowns overall. He was drafted by the Vikings to replace receiver Adam Thielen, who has gone to the Carolina Panthers. 

Alongside receiver Justin Jefferson and KJ Osborn, Addison is expected to be an instrumental part of the Vikings’ season to come. Despite having a great offensive record and going 13-4, the Vikings didn’t make it past the wild card round where they were beaten by the Giants 31-24.