Titans' Derrick Morgan arrested in Georgia

Friday, June 18, 2010 at 2:01pm
Staff reports

Off-season behavior problems continue for the Titans as top draft pick, defensive end Derrick Morgan, was pulled over in a traffic stop in Reseca, Ga. on Wednesday. He is from Atlanta and played for Georgia Tech.

Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston said Friday that Morgan was driving 91 mph in a 70 mph zone. He was also driving on a suspended license. Morgan was arrested, but later released on $2,108 bail.

He is charged with speeding and driving with a suspended license. His is expected in court July 26.

The incident occurred the same week as the NFL statement that Titans linebacker Gerald McRath is suspended four games for violating the NFL’s performance enhancing drug policy. The week began with reports of Vince Young’s assault citation for an early morning scuffle in a Dallas strip club.

The Titans organization is aware of the traffic stop, but has not released a statement.

5 Comments on this post:

By: govskeptic on 6/18/10 at 3:33

Using drugs is one thing, this is another. The over publicing of
every hickup by a Titan is going to get to the point players will
not want to play here because of the Press. Every player is not
another "Packman"! Not suggesting suppressing real news, but
don't overplay the nothings as well.

By: idgaf on 6/18/10 at 6:33

Baloney. You don't do 90 in a 70 with a suspended licence if you have even half a brain. This guy could be Pacman II.

By: EquinsuOcha on 6/19/10 at 11:34

He may have not known his license was suspended.........and id, youv'e never gotten a speeding ticket?

By: MetalMan on 6/20/10 at 6:51

If he didn't know his license was suspended, we probably don't need him. Much like Young scoring a 6 on the NFL intelligence test. We need players with intelligence at least slightly higher than small kitchen appliances.

By: jwk6179 on 6/21/10 at 7:42

How would you NOT know that your Drivers License is suspended? Everyone that I have ever known that has had their DL suspended and/or REVOKED has had it done in a court of law by a judge. Even if he WERE NOT present at the court date, he would have recieved a letter from the state in which the DL was issued STATING that his DL was suspended. And if he was present when the Judge suspended his DL, he would have to hand them over an officer of the court when the ruling was made. If he didn't know that his DL was suspended, then how did he get into Georgia Tech, in the first place?