Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings told police the reason he was speeding, and ultimately charged with three driving offenses, was that he was late for a parent-teacher conference for his 2-year old child, according to a police report obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times.
Jennings was clocked doing 99 miles per hour in a 65-mph zone in his 2015 Mercedes S63 AMG on a highway in Georgia shortly before 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
Authorities said they smelled alcohol on Jennings and arrested him. He was booked into the Gwinnett County jail, held on a $2,711 bond and released three hours later.
Jennings was charged with speeding, driving under the influence less safe, reckless driving and his license was taken, according to the police report.
In Georgia, a driver can be charged with DUI less safe, even if a person’s blood alcohol level registers less than .08, which is the legal limit in Georgia.
According to the report, Jennings told police he had been drinking the night before and had stopped about 2 a.m., nearly 10 hours before he was pulled over.
When the arresting officer attempted to give Jennings a breathalyzer test, Jennings said, "I am not blowing into that damn thing."
Jennings, a two-time Pro Bowl defender, signed a four-year, $22.4 million contract extension last January. He had 50 total tackles with seven passes defended and one forced fumble last season.
- Scooby Axson