Saints WR Chris Olave in Legal Bind: Arrested for Exceeding 35mph Speed Limit

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Saints WR Chris Olave in Legal Bind: Arrested for Exceeding 35mph Speed Limit

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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Chris Olave finds himself in hot water, as he was arrested and taken into custody for reckless operation of a motor vehicle. This incident, where Olave exceeded the speed limit by a whopping 35 miles per hour, was reported by Saints beat writer Nick Underhill. Thankfully, Olave cooperated with law enforcement during the arrest.

As per Underhill, Olave is currently undergoing processing and is expected to be released shortly from Kenner City Jail.

The news of Chris Olave’s arrest has made headlines across multiple reports, with NewOrleans.Football writer Nick Underhill being the first to break the story on Twitter.

The repercussions of this arrest are yet to be determined. It remains uncertain whether Olave will face fines or even a suspension from the league office. If a suspension were to occur, it could jeopardize Olave’s impressive streak of consecutive games played, which currently stands at seven. This streak was previously interrupted when he missed the Saints’ Week 6 game last season due to concussion protocol and Week 16 against the Cleveland Browns due to a hamstring injury.

Despite missing two games in the past, Olave has showcased his talent on the field, amassing 72 receptions for 1,042 yards and four touchdowns. These outstanding numbers earned him a spot on the Pro Football Writers Association’s All-Rookie Team last year.

As for his current season, Chris Olave is making a significant impact for the Saints. In a recent Week 7 Thursday Night Football loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, he secured seven catches for 57 yards. So far, this season, the former Ohio State standout has amassed 39 receptions for 471 yards and one touchdown over seven games.

This includes a remarkable 112-yard game during their season opener against the Tennessee Titans and another 104-yard performance against the Green Bay Packers two weeks later. Additionally, he contributed with a six-catch, 86-yard performance in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers and 96 yards in Week 6 against the Houston Texans.

With his current per-game average of 67.3 yards, Olave is on pace to reach 1,143 receiving yards this season. However, his recent arrest and the potential suspension hanging over him might threaten his chances of reaching the coveted 1,000-yard mark.

One thing is certain, though—Olave remains a vital part of the Saints’ offense, leading all New Orleans wide receivers in receiving yards by a significant margin, with 100 more yards than Michael Thomas.

Moreover, Chris Olave and the Saints are eager to reclaim their winning ways after a challenging start to the season, with a record of 3-4. They’ve faced four losses in their last five games, including two consecutive defeats against Houston and Jacksonville. The Saints will look to turn the tide in Week 8 when they visit the Indianapolis Colts.

Reference

https://www.sportskeeda.com/nfl/news-chris-olave-arrested-saints-wr-facing-trouble-reckless-operation-motor-vehicle

https://ktrh.iheart.com/content/2023-10-23-saints-wide-receiver-chris-olave-arrested-report/

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