Marquise Brown of the Cardinals faces criminal charges for speeding

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Arizona Cardinals Wide Receiver Marchioness “Hollywood” Brown was arrested and charged with speeding Wednesday morning.

Arizona Department of Security spokesman Bart Graves said Brown was arrested at 7:05 a.m. in northern Phoenix and taken to the Maricopa County Jail.

Brown was purchased from Baltimore Ravens in a draft day trade that sent the Cardinals’ first-round pick (23rd overall pick) to Baltimore in exchange for Brown and the 100th overall pick.

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New Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise Brown answers a question during a press conference at the NFL's training ground on April 29, 2022 in Tempe, Arizona.  On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, the Cardinals placed Brown on the NFL active/non-football injury list due to a hamstring problem.

New Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise Brown answers a question during a press conference at the NFL’s training ground on April 29, 2022 in Tempe, Arizona. On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, the Cardinals placed Brown on the NFL active/non-football injury list due to a hamstring problem.
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)

“We are aware of the situation with the Hollywood Browns and have reported this to the NFL office as required,” the Cardinals said in a statement. “We will comment further as needed.”

Arizona laws state that speeding in excess of 20 miles per hour is a felony. This is a misdemeanor.

With the Ravens last year, the fast wide receiver came out or Oklahoma spent a career year setting personal bests in catches (91) and receiving yards (1,008) while throwing six touchdowns, two short of his best eight touchdowns in 2020.

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Marchioness Brown #5 of the Baltimore Ravens is captured by Ronnie Harrison Jr.  No. 33 of the Cleveland Browns during a game at M&T Bank Stadium on November 11.  October 28, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Marchioness Brown #5 of the Baltimore Ravens is captured by Ronnie Harrison Jr. No. 33 of the Cleveland Browns during a game at M&T Bank Stadium on November 11. October 28, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Brown was finally acquired in the next three-time All-Pro DeAndre Hopkins and wide receiver Rondale Moore to support receiving body Kyler Murray.

Cardinals acquired Brown knowing they would have to rely on him early in the season because Hopkins was suspended for the first six games of the year due to a failed PED test.

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Marchesa Brown #5 of the Baltimore Ravens runs with the ball after catching #21 Eric Stokes of the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter at M&T Bank Stadium, December 19, 2021 in Baltimore.  , Maryland.

Marchesa Brown #5 of the Baltimore Ravens runs with the ball after catching #21 Eric Stokes of the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter at M&T Bank Stadium, December 19, 2021 in Baltimore. , Maryland.
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If Brown had missed the first week against Kansas City Chiefsthe newly enlarged Murray would be left without two main goals.

The Cardinals won 11-6 last year and finished second in the NFC West before losing Los Angeles Rams in the playoffs.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.