Chris Olave recently made the wrong kind of headlines.

The former Ohio State standout, now with the New Orleans Saints, was arrested Monday in Louisiana. According to a TMZ report, Olave was clocked going 70 mph in a 35 mph zone. He was arrested by the Kenner Police Dept. and booked on a charge of reckless operation of a motor vehicle. Olave was released by 11:30 p.m.

Olave hoped that his status as a Saints player would cut him slack. In a video circulating online, Olave is heard saying ““My bad dawg, I play for the Saints, man.” The arresting officer did not seem to care.


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It’s the second recent speeding incident for Olave. In August, he was reportedly stopped for going 54 mph in a 35 mph zone.

A two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection, Olave is in his second professional season. He was drafted No. 11 overall by the Saints in 2022.

This season, Olave has played in 7 games, starting 5. He has recorded 39 catches for 471 yards and 1 touchdown.

The Saints are scheduled to play the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.