Anthony Richardson cited during traffic stop, reportedly facing arraignment
Anthony Richardson is facing an arraignment next month following a traffic stop last week in Alachua County.
Richardson, the Florida quarterback, was stopped for driving 105 mph shortly after 4 a.m. on April 4, the Tampa Bay Times reported, about 13 miles west of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Richardson, who has a name, image and likeness deal with Gainesville Dodge, was driving a 2021 Dodge at the time.
Law enforcement said he was going “in excess” of 105 mph, according to the citation. Because that’s more than 30 mph over the speed limit (60), he faces a mandatory court hearing. Arraignment is scheduled for May 25, according to court records.
In Thursday night’s spring game, Richardson was unofficially 18-of-25 for 207 yards and 2 touchdowns. UF’s presumptive starter also rushed for a score and drew praise from first-year coach Billy Napier for his “first-class” approach.
“When I think about a quarterback, we think about a person who represents everything of what the organization is about,” Napier said. “Certainly at the highest level of football, the quarterback is the face of the organization They set the greatest example with their work ethic, their attention to detail, their self-discipline, their approach.”
Richardson missed some time last season because of a hamstring injury, but made the All-SEC Freshman Team in a season where he rushed for 401 yards and 3 touchdowns and threw for 529 yards and 6 touchdowns.