Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Lerentee McCray was arrested in Florida early Sunday morning following a high-speed pursuit after police attempted to pull him over.
According to a Fruitland Park Police Department report, a patrol officer observed a white Dodge Ram pickup truck traveling at 88 mph in a 50 mph zone just before 1 a.m. Sunday. The officer tried to initiate a traffic stop but the driver used “an expletive hand gesture using their middle finger” and continued driving, the report said.
McCray was issued a citation for speeding and was charged with fleeing/eluding police with disregard of safety to person or property, which is a second-degree felony. He was booked into Lake County Jail in Central Florida and was released that morning after paying a $5,000 bond.
“We are aware of the situation and are gathering more information,” the Jaguars said in a statement. “We have no further comment at this time.”
McCray was signed by the jaguars as an unrestricted free agent on March 10, 2017. He is set to become a free agent in March.