D.J. Moore cited for going 113 mph on Charlotte highway

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The Panthers want rookie wide receiver D.J. Moore put his speed to use on the field this fall, but they’d also like him to move a little slower when he’s behind the wheel of his car.

Moore was cited for going 113 mph in a 65 mph zone on Interstate 77 in Charlotte on August 10. The Panthers had just returned home from a preseason game in Buffalo when an officer clocked Moore’s Mercedes flying down the highway.

That officer wrote “f— that car is moving” in his report of the stop, which resulted in charges of speeding and speeding in a work zone at over 80 mph. On Tuesday, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Moore came to the team immediately to inform them of what happened.

“We chastised him, obviously … It’s an opportunity for him and other young guys to learn, ‘Hey, you have a responsibility to the community,'” Rivera said, via Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer.

Moore has an October 2 court date on the matter.

31 responses to “D.J. Moore cited for going 113 mph on Charlotte highway

  1. Imagine the mess he’d have made if he had hit another vehicle doing those speeds. I suggest he have the book thrown at him and the Mercedes he drove shredded in front of him.

  2. 113 on a highway, no traffic, good weather? NBD. In a work zone? WTF! Even in a car built to handle those speed (Mercedes are), hitting grooved road or are raised structure could cause an accident.

  3. It’s an “opportunity to learn”? No, it’s not. Anyone with a driver’s license knows not to speed through a work zone or drive at dangerous speeds. He’s an idiot and Rivera is a moron for making such a stupid comment.

  4. minnesotablizzard says:
    August 21, 2018 at 12:49 pm
    Why is this so common when you mix young testosterone filled athletes with instant millionaire paydays? Endangered everyone on the road going that ridiculously fast

    Not excusing what he did but..judgmental much? Jeez. Youth and a car is usually enough to produce this result.

  5. He’s lucky I am not the judge. He’d be spending the legal limit of time in the Graybar Hilton.

  6. Listen, I get it! You are now rich beyond your dreams, you are in the NFL, t’s the Holy Grail of the sports world and a total cash cow. You wanna drive fast? Do Ya? Well you ignorant troglodyte, go to Daytona FLorida and pay for the Race car experience. You get to go really really fast, and guess what?, No traffic to where just one tire blow out or a single oppsie turn of the wheel and you are killing innocent men, women or children at 113 mph. Lets take one of those fancy new helmets and teach this buffoon by smashing the helmet 14 times into Speed Racers Skull. Perhaps that may enlighten him to stop being a complete and total arse! Amen!

  7. Obviously this has nothing to do with DJ Moore but it IS rare for a N.Carolina tag to yield on the highways… heaven forbid… they all think they’re an Earnhardt. :P~~~

  8. Young guy with a fast car. I’ve done much worse. Trick is…I never got caught! There’s always a cop in the work zone!

  9. 90MPH is dangerous speeding.
    113 is how you kill people.
    No one is expecting your car to move that fast so they may change lanes or maneuver in a way that you crash into them. Or a car may try and get out of your way and become involved in an accident.

    From the NFLs point of view Why is this less bad than smoking pot? Smoking pot at home wont kill other people, driving 113MPH will.

    He needs a 1 game suspension.

  10. What a loser! He should get a suspension. Putting other motorists at risk is reckless and deserves consequences. He should also be allowed to move forward with his career but this should follow him as well. If he exhibits such reckless behavior again then more serious consequences would be warranted and deserved.

  11. He should be sentenced to a lifetime of driving a Yugo, once the suspended license he gets is returned.

  12. I’m not excusing driving that fast on any public road and he should definitely lose his license and probably do some community service (perhaps on a work crew doing construction on I-77) – but there’s probably not a mile of I-77 that’s not considered a “work zone” north or south of Charlotte for 20 miles in either direction but truthfully only about 4 miles actively under construction. I think the duration of “work zones” in NC has more to do with enhanced revenue generation from increased fines than actual safety. I say this as an NC resident who spends way more time on I-40, I-85 and I-77 than I care to think about.

    Again – stupid to drive that fast on public roads under any circumstances – but don’t think this should be treated like a capital offense.

  13. Won’t matter. Goodell will do nothing. Robby Anderson threatened to sexually assault a cop’s wife and he was speeding recklessly as well.

    Sheldon Richardson was going 148 in a 65 with a child, gun and drugs in the car, and it only yielded a 1 game suspension.

    How can it be “ongoing” with the season 2 weeks away and he pled guilty to lesser charges?

    It’s slam dunk 6 game suspension for a repeat offender. I’ve never seen anything so slam dunk based on Goodell’s own policies, yet no suspension has been announced.

  14. According to police, Anderson was clocked driving 105 mph in a 45 mph zone and then attempted to evade the officer who tried to stop him. Cops say Anderson ran multiple red lights while trying to get away from the officer, and was “all over the roadway and failed to maintain a single lane on numerous occasions.”

    Anderson eventually stopped, at which point police say he resisted their attempts to arrest him and put him in the back of a police car. Once Anderson was in the car, cops say he threatened to sexually assault an officer’s wife. From the police report, obtained by NJ.com:

    While in the back of my patrol vehicle, Robert stated that when he got out he was going to find my wife, eff her and nut in her eye. He continued to make other verbal threats toward my family. Based on his statements it was clear that he intended to sexually assault my wife. He also began to brag about how much money he has and how all I was doing was trying to “Ruin his fun.”

  15. cobrala2 says:
    August 21, 2018 at 1:13 pm
    Obviously this has nothing to do with DJ Moore but it IS rare for a N.Carolina tag to yield on the highways… heaven forbid… they all think they’re an Earnhardt. :P~~~


    Absolute fact. That goes for SC and GA, too. Horrible drivers, who ride you already doing 80 in the left lane trying to pass.

    Can’t fix stupid.

  16. Wow. What a bunch of cranky old men. You don’t know the circumstance, maybe it was open road and he wanted to open it up. Yes, it he broke the rules and got caught. He will be punished but it’s not the end of the world.

  17. Funny how so many posts react like its a big deal. All these comments sound like guys who were b-fed and had the crust cot off their pb&j sandwiches until they turned 21.

    Ps No lie… 140 on same stretch.

  18. somewheredownthecrazyriver says:
    August 21, 2018 at 3:30 pm
    Funny how so many posts react like its a big deal. All these comments sound like guys who were b-fed and had the crust cot off their pb&j sandwiches until they turned 21.

    Ps No lie… 140 on same stretch.


    Can’t believe the same “U.S.A.!! U.S.A.!!” – ‘Murica Boys are crying over speeding! America’s OTHER pastime!

    Is it against the law? Yeah. But so is walking across the street outside of a crosswalk.

    Don’t get me started on the “well I’m ALREADY going fast (80), so why should I let YOU pass ME?” group….

    He was obviously sober and did not cause an accident. Similar to a lot of ‘speeders” aka horrible law breakers that should go to jail (!?) to some of you (HA! HA!).

  19. Special Treatment for NFL players again!

    Any of us no bodies would be charged with felony reckless endangerment but all he gets a speeding ticket.

  20. FYI…

    North Carolina

    Max Highway Speed: 70 mph

    Reckless Driving Threshold: none

    Reckless Driving Mandatory Penalty: 60-day license suspension if 15 mph above 55-mph-or-higher limit or above 80 mph and reckless driving; class 2 misdemeanor

    Reckless Driving Maximum Penalty: 60 days imprisonment, $1000 fine, 1-year license suspension

  21. He’s definitely going to get a HUGE fine but tell me how that is any sort of deterrent. That’s like fining one of us $5.

    One thing I did like about this story is that he informed the team after the incident. There’s hope for this young man although 113 in a work zone is inexcusable. I believe any fine is doubled if you are caught speeding in a work zone. Still, that’s peanuts to him.

  22. I can go 117 in my 2002 Honda Civic. The governor then kicks in. I have the pics to prove it. You don’t need to be rich, drive a Benz or whatever. Cars are way easier to drive at 100 plus than they were 30 to 50 years ago.

    The problem he really faces is the work zone part. Two of those and bye bye license.

    When a guy gets fined 27K for having his helmet graze a runner does anyone think going less than double the speed limit is a big deal? Double the speed limit is a crime (misdemeanor) and a much bigger deal.

  23. In case you don’t know, most American cars are sold with low to medium performance tires, they aren’t rated for that kind of speed. Can’t speak to the tires on his car, but you need high performance tires to go that fast with any degree of safety. Tires are made to different performance standards and for different reasons, ie. speed, mud, snow…

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