Bengals defensive end Sam Montgomery was ticketed for speeding on Wednesday morning in South Carolina, the Laurens County (S.C.) Sheriff’s Office confirmed to PFT.
According to Lt. Francine Champagne of the sheriff’s office, Montgomery was ticketed for being clocked at 89 mph in a 55 mph zone. The citation drew a $355 fine, and Montgomery was booked into the county jail early Wednesday morning. According to the sheriff’s office, it’s not uncommon to be booked for being alleged to have been traveling more than 25 mph over the limit.
Montgomery was released this morning on his own recognizance, according to the sheriff’s office. He has a July 16 court date in the county, Lt. Champagne said.
The 24-year-old Montgomery signed with the Bengals in April. He was a third-round pick of the Texans out of Louisiana State in 2013.
According to data from the sheriff’s office, the date of birth for Montgomery matches the one cited in his online NFL and LSU biographies. Also, an online record of the arrest no longer on the sheriff’s office website listed Montgomery’s address in Greenwood, South Carolina, which was listed as his hometown in his LSU bio.