Florida football QB Anthony Richardson heading to traffic court for driving over 100 mph

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Florida Gators quarterback Anthony Richardson is heading to court after a sheriff's deputy caught him driving more than 100 mph, court records show.

A copy of the traffic ticket obtained by The Gainesville Sun shows Richardson was traveling in a 2021 Dodge vehicle at 105 mph — in a 60 mph speed zone — along West Newberry Road on April 4, more than a week before the Orange and Blue spring football game, where the 19-year-old was a standout.

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There were no other passengers in the vehicle at the time an Alachua County deputy pulled him over. No one was injured and no accident was recorded.

Court records show the QB must pay about $350 in court and ticket costs.

Richardson, a Gainesville native, is scheduled to appear in traffic court on May 25 for a mandatory hearing of going at least 30 mph over the speed limit.

The Florida football program is aware of Richardson's citation, said a University Athletic Assocation spokesperson. 

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