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Louisville guard Kevin Ware cited for reckless driving, fails to show for court date

Louisville's Kevin Ware has yet to play this season, still rehabbing from a broken leg. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) Louisville's Kevin Ware has yet to play this season, still rehabbing from a broken leg. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Louisville junior guard Kevin Ware failed to show up for a court date Monday after he was pulled over and cited for speeding on Oct. 26.

Ware was charged with reckless driving and speeding 26 miles per hour or greater over the speed limit while in a work zone.

According to Louisville's WHAS11, Ware was pulled over in a black 2013 Dodge Challenger at 11:04 p.m. on Oct. 26 and cited for speeding along Interstate 65 in Kentucky.

A police report stated that Ware was driving 95 miles per hour in a 45 MPH zone. The reports says that Ware "politely said there was not" a reason for his speedy driving when asked by police why he was speeding.

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WHAS spoke with Cardinals coach Rick Pitino on Monday:

"I was not aware and that is his business. That has nothing to do with basketball. Parking tickets, speeding tickets, I don't encourage getting either one, and I'll talk to him about it. It's the first of my knowledge of it. Why he missed the date I have no idea," Pitino said. "I'm not concerned. I'm concerned about ... obviously, I don't want anybody speeding, I don't want anybody getting parking tickets, I don't want anyone losing their lunch pass. I'm sure you're concerned about it, I'm not. He shouldn't be speeding, first of all, but that's something he has to address and if he gets his license suspended, he's going to do a lot of walking."

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