Vikings’ Addison said he was driving at 140mph due to ‘dog emergency’ | Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings first-round draft pick Jordan Addison told the state trooper who clocked him going 140mph in a 55mph zone last week that he was speeding because of an emergency involving his dog.

The Associated Press has obtained an updated copy of the citation issued to Addison and filed with the St Paul city attorney.

The Minnesota State Patrol said Addison was pulled over without resistance in a Lamborghini Urus at 3.07am on Thursday. According to the citation, Addison “stated his dog was having an emergency at his residence and that was the reason for his speed.”

In a public apology a day later, Addison said he made a mistake and had used poor judgment. “I recognize and own that,” he said. “I am going to learn from this and not repeat the behavior. I am truly sorry.” He did not mention a dog in his apology.

Addison was selected out of Southern California with the 23rd overall pick in this year’s draft, following the cost-cutting move to release veteran wide receiver Adam Thielen.

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He won the 2021 Biletnikoff Award for the nation’s top wide receiver at Pittsburgh, then transferred to USC for his final college season. He had 59 catches for 875 yards and eight touchdowns in 2022 for the Trojans. In two years with the Panthers, Addison had 2,259 receiving yards.