FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. — Jacksonville Jaguars player Lerentee Zavonne McCray was arrested in Lake County, Florida for fleeing and alluding law enforcement.
According to an arrest affidavit, Fruitland Park (Fla.) Police officers observed McCray, 31, driving a white Dodge Ram pickup truck traveling southbound on State Road 25 at a high rate of speed just before 1 a.m. Sunday.
Using her radar, the officer clocked the vehicle going 88 mph. When she activated her sirens on to pull McCray over, he stuck his middle finger out of the car window and continued driving, the affidavit said.
Officers reached speeds of 100 mph with emergency lights and sirens activated before terminating the attempted traffic stop.
The truck was being operated in "an extremely reckless manner," speeding and swerving across three lanes of southbound traffic, the affidavit said
McCray was later stopped by a Tavares police officer. The affidavit says he appeared to be in an altered mental state and was transported to AdventHealth Waterman for medical evaluation.
When the Tavares officer notified McCray of his charges, he replied, "Oh that was you? My bad," the affidavit said.
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He was charged with fleeing/attempt to elude a law enforcement officer and was issued a speeding citation.
McCray is a defensive end/outside linebacker who played 12 games for the Jaguars this season, recording seven solo tackles.
After playing for the University of Florida, McCaray began his career in Denver, playing two seasons with the Broncos in 2014 and '15, and was a member of their team that won the Super Bowl in 2016. He played for the Buffalo Bills in the 2016 season before spending the past four seasons with Jacksonville.
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