23-year-old Chris Olave, a second-year wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints was arrested on Monday for reckless driving.
He was reportedly driving 70 miles per hour in a 35-mile-per-hour zone when he was stopped.
He reportedly did not resist arrest and was cooperative with law enforcement. pic.twitter.com/rCA2dnnMoi
— JPAFootball (@jasrifootball) October 24, 2023
Olave cooperated with authorities and was booked at Kenner City Jail in Louisiana.
He was expected to be released after processing.
Reckless driving in Louisiana reportedly garners a first-time offender up to a $200 fine and up to a 90-day prison sentence.
This is believed to be Olave’s first offense.
In Louisiana, a first offense for reckless operation of a motor vehicle comes with a penalty of up to a $200 fine and up to a 90-day prison sentence.
As far as I know this is a first offense for Chris Olave. A second offense carries a minimum 10-day sentence & fine up to $500.
— Jeff Nowak (@Jeff_Nowak) October 24, 2023
The last time Olave was on the field was in the Saints Week 7 game on Thursday night October 19.
He had seven catches out of 15 targets for 57 yards.
Olave has 471 yards through seven games with one touchdown.
First TD of the season for @chrisolave_ 🕺
— NFL (@NFL) October 8, 2023
The Saints are aware of the situation but have declined to comment.
New Orleans is 3-4 in 2023 in a topsy-turvy NFC South even though they have dealt with injuries to quarterback Derek Carr and running back Alvin Kamara’s suspension which has created inconsistency for the team’s offense.
In spite of all of this, the Saints are very much in the thick of things and need to get Olave more involved in the offense to succeed.
Chris Olave with a TOUGH catch to set up inside the red zone 😮pic.twitter.com/8CJBwuMjHv
— Saints Nation (@SaintsNationCP) October 15, 2023
The rematch for Bucs and Falcons is Dec. 10 in Atlanta. Here are NFC South standings after Week 7:
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) October 22, 2023
The Saints are in the midst of a two-game losing streak but are looking to right the ship in Week 8 with an October 29 game in Indianapolis against the 3-4 Colts.