Wendy Owen of The Oregonian reports that Portland Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson was cited on Friday morning for speeding on Interstate-5.
Portland Police cited Thomas Robinson of the Portland Trail Blazers for driving his Porsche 107 miles per hour on Interstate 5 Friday morning, October 25.
An officer "observed a white 2013 Porsche Panamera traveling at a high rate of speed on the freeway," said Sgt. Pete Simpson, Portland Police Bureau, in an email. "The officer's LIDAR would clock the vehicle at 107 MPH in a 55 MPH zone."
On Sunday morning, Robinson issued an apology on Twitter.
Apologies for that speeding ticket rip city gotta be more careful with watching the speed limit my first and last one tho for sure
Robinson and the Porsche were reportedly involved in a car accident back in January.
Jonathan Santiago of CowBellKingdom.com reported...
Thomas Robinson was involved in a car accident after Monday night's Sacramento Kings win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Sleep Train Arena.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Del Paso Blvd. and Broadgate Dr. when Robinson apparently drove his white Porsche Panamera over a concrete divide at speeds that are unknown at this time. The vehicle, which faced the wrong way in the turn lane following the accident, sustained major damage according to various eyewitness reports.
Robinson also tweeted after the accident...
Appreciate everyones support im fine tho nothing seroius !! Goodnight
man smh my first and last one
The Blazers returned from a road game on Thursday night against the Golden State Warriors and held practices on Friday and Saturday. The Blazers do not practice on Sunday.
Robinson, 22, averaged 4.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in 70 appearances last season. A 2012 lottery pick out of Kansas, Robinson was traded by the Houston Rockets to the Blazers in June 30.
In seven preseason appearances, Robinson averaged 6.7 points and 7.2 rebounds and shot 47.2 percent from the field. His best game of the exhibition season came against the Sacramento Kings, the team that drafted him.
Blazers GM Neil Olshey has consistently hyped Robinson since acquiring him, and he picked up Robinson's third-year rookie option ($3.7 million for the 2014-15 season) back in September. Here are Olshey's comments from Media Day.
"[Robinson] was the fifth pick in the draft and he's a monster and he's going to have a chance to be a big-time player in our league.
"You guys have seen a limited sample of Thomas Robinson and you guys are going to be incredibly surprised just how gifted this kid is, now that he's got renewed energy, he's engaged, he knows we're embracing him, he knows we're invested in him, and he's responded."
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