SJ - April 25, 2022
Bears wide receiver Byron Pringle was arrested on Saturday in Florida. According to reports, he was charged with reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.
Police pulled Pringle over for doing donuts on a public road in a 2016 Dodge Challenge SRT Hellcat. Reports also say that his child was in the car at the time.
From ABC Chicago:
The report states that the vehicle was occupied by Pringle, an adult passenger in the right front seat and a male juvenile child in the left rear seat. During the arrest, Pringle's Florida-issued license was found to be suspended for financial responsibility as of Feb. 10 with a seize tag order and another suspension for failure to pay a traffic fine as of March 7.
Pringle was placed under arrest at approximately 6:15 p.m. ET on Saturday after he ignored commands from the arresting officer, according to the report, and was "verbally confrontational." Pringle was then transported to Pasco County Jail.
Representatives for Pringle declined to comment on the receiver's arrest.
Pringle signed a one-year contract worth $4.125 million last month after spending his first three seasons with the Chiefs. That's right he's been arrested as a Bears receiver before ever playing a game for his new team. Not an ideal way to get your career with a new team started.