Carolina Panthers running back Cameron Artis-Payne was arrested Sunday morning in Gaston County for speeding and reckless driving. He was driving 102 mph in a 65 mph zone.
The arrest took place at approximately 1:30 a.m. near mile marker 14 on Interstate 85, state trooper Brian Huffstickler told the Observer.
Neither alcohol nor drugs were a factor, Huffstickler said.
Artis-Payne was taken to Gaston County Jail with an unsecured $5,000 bond, which means he didn’t have to pay any money – he just signed his name and was released. Huffstickler said Artis-Payne was in jail for about 30 minutes.
“He was very polite and cooperative during the whole process,” Huffstickler said of the running back.
Artis-Payne was alone at the time and was headed to his home in Charlotte, Huffstickler added. He was driving a Dodge Challenger.
Panthers spokesman Steven Drummond confirmed the arrest but did not provide any additional comment.
Artis-Payne averaged 4.1 yards a carry as a rookie last season.