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Starting Louisville LB arrested on multiple traffic charges

Ja'Tyuan Landing, George Durant AP

Oh these crazy kids and their driving machines.

According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, Louisville’s George Durant was arrested Saturday after compiling a rather impressive list of traffic offenses. The paper reports that, following a traffic stop at shortly after 9:30 local time by a Louisville Metro Police Department officer, the linebacker was charged with speeding, reckless driving, failure of owner to maintain insurance and failure to carry an operator’s license.

Durant and his 1997 Nissan Maxima were originally pulled over for allegedly getting clocked at 26 miles per hour over the posted speed limit. What said speed limit was isn’t clear.

A school spokesperson told the Courier-Journal that head coach Charlie Strong is aware of one of his players going all NASCAR but will have no further comment on the lead-footed one.

Durant has started 12 of the 32 games in which he’s played the past three seasons, including four starts this year. The fifth-year senior was listed as the starter at strongside linebacker heading into last Thursday’s game against Rutgers.

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6 Responses to “Starting Louisville LB arrested on multiple traffic charges”
  1. lenbias34pt says: Oct 14, 2013 8:25 AM

    Driving is the most dangerous activity we all do.
    And that includes Durant.

    In the time it took me to type this a person died on a US street.
    Please focus when you drive.

    Thank you

  2. classyjacklambert says: Oct 14, 2013 9:29 AM

    You can make these guys go to the classes but you can’t make them learn.

  3. thegamecocker says: Oct 14, 2013 10:03 AM

    Durant didn’t kill anyone; he didn’t beat up anyone; he’s just not a thoughtful driver. Hopefully he will practice better driving skills and pay his tickets. This could have been much worse. Let’s cut him a break. But if it happens again, the hammer is coming out on Mr. Durant.

  4. wustlumdnj says: Oct 14, 2013 11:14 AM

    Automobile deaths are the #1 cause of death of males in this age group, so it’s important to keep that in mind. The lack of insurance and operator’s license though? How do so many athletes get hit with those violations?

  5. Anoesis says: Oct 14, 2013 11:01 PM

    gamecocker:

    I clean up the results of people who are “just not…thoughtful driver(s)” for a living. Twenty six mph over the speed limit isn’t thoughtless, it’s flat stupid. Just because he didn’t hurt himself or someone else is a poor reason to “cut him a break.”

    No insurance, no license? Where I live you go straight to jail for that level of stupid. I do give him a little credit for not being drunk, too.

    An aside to John: Whatever the posted limit, 26 over is ridiculous. If the limit was 25 (like someone’s neighborhood) he was going 51. Even if it was 70 (like an interstate) he was going 96. The posted limit he violated has nothing to do with his major lapse in judgment.

  6. thegamecocker says: Oct 15, 2013 9:03 AM

    @Anoesis

    I agree with all of your points. I guess I was being too liberal in my thought process because he wasn’t drunk, he didn’t hurt or worse, kill someone. But you are correct: no insurance, no license = STUPID

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