Chicago Bears wide receiver Byron Pringle has been arrested in Tampa Bay Florida for a number of driving offenses. According to police reports Byron Pringle was observed doing donuts and driving aggressively on a public road. When the NFL player was stopped he acted aggressively to officers. To make matters worse for Pringle he had his child in the car. Byron Pringle has been charged with reckless driving and driving on a suspended license. In case you were wondering Byron Pringle was driving a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.
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Chicago Bears wide receiver Byron Pringle was arrested Saturday in Pasco County after a trooper busted him doing donuts in his sports car on a suspended license, with a child in the car.
According to an arrest affidavit, a trooper saw Pringle doing a “donut” in an orange 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat on State Road 56, east of Meadow Pointe Driver around 6 p.m.
The trooper says he heard the sound of tires squealing and smelled rubber burning before witnessing the sports car emerge from a cloud of smoke, which reduced visibility to nearly zero for traffic on the westbound side of S.R. 56.
After pulling Pringle over, the trooper said Pringle was confrontational and had a suspended license. There was also a child in the backseat of the car and an adult male in the front passenger seat, according to the arrest report.
Pringle was arrested for reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.
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Chicago Bears wide receiver Byron Pringle was arrested Saturday in Florida and charged with reckless driving and driving with a suspended license, according to TMZ. The report indicates that Pringle was uncooperative and “verbally confrontational” with officers during the traffic stop.
Pringle was reportedly doing donuts in his Dodge Challenge SRT Hellcat on a public street in Paso County, Florida when police arrested him. There were two passengers in the vehicle, an adult male and a young boy, who was identified as Pringle’s son. Police took Pringle into custody after they scanned his driver’s license only to discover it was suspended. The arrest took place on Saturday evening, and Pringle was reportedly booked into the county jail at around 6:00 p.m. EST, TMZ reports.
Pringle signed with the Chicago Bears this offseason on a one-year, $6 million deal. It’s certainly not a great sign that he is in legal trouble just months after signing his new deal, though it remains to be seen if he’ll face discipline from the organization.
The Kansas State product signed with the Kansas City Chiefs after going undrafted in 2017. He played three seasons with the Chiefs, recording 67 receptions, 898 yards, and 7 touchdowns. Last year was his best to date, having stepped into his biggest-ever role in Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ offense. In 2021, Pringle racked up 42 catches for 568 yards and 5 touchdowns, all career-highs.
He latched on with the Bears this offseason and was expected to compete for targets within Bill Lazor’s system, playing alongside second-year quarterback Justin Fields.