Cardinals rookie LB Zaven Collins arrested for reckless driving Sunday

Jun 21, 2021, 1:11 PM | Updated: 5:57 pm
Zaven Collins (Scottsdale Police Department Photo)...
Zaven Collins (Scottsdale Police Department Photo)
(Scottsdale Police Department Photo)

Arizona Cardinals rookie linebacker Zaven Collins was arrested over the weekend for reckless driving and excessive speeding.

According to the Scottsdale Police Department, Collins was pulled over near 7400 East Chaparral on Sunday morning at 10:04 a.m. for going 76 mph in a 35-mph zone.

Collins was released later that day.

The Cardinals are aware of the situation.

In Arizona, reckless driving is considered a Class 2 misdemeanor and is a jailable offense.

Collins was selected with the 16th pick in the NFL Draft this offseason.

He is expected to start as the team’s MIKE backer alongside fellow inside linebacker Isaiah Simmons.

On June 8, Collins officially signed his rookie contract for a reported $14 million, locking him in for four years with a team option for a fifth.

Collins finished second for the 2020 Butkus Award, which is given to the nation’s top linebacker.

He did so after accumulating 54 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, four interceptions (two pick-sixes), two passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in eight games (all starts) in his final collegiate season.

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