Browns wide receiver Greg Little: I was mindless, careless
4:46 PM, Aug 22, 2013
5:33 PM, Aug 22, 2013
BEREA, Ohio - Browns wide receiver Greg Little vowed to act more responsibly after risking his life and others when he wrecked his car driving 127 mph -- more than 70 mph over the legal speed limit.
Little was cited in April for drag racing after he crashed his expensive, high-performance Audi into a guardrail, took out a light pole and left more than 40 yards of brake tracks, according to a police report. Little was not hurt in the crash, which records say took place at 2:47 a.m., but said he understands his behavior was unacceptable.
"It's obviously something that I've got to take very seriously and slow my speeds down and be cautious of others on the road," Little said. "I could have seriously put my life and other lives in danger."
He knows he's lucky to have survived.
"Yeah, it was a pretty traumatic experience and it's something that I learned from and I'm just trying to move forward and just learn from it," he said.
Although Little vowed to slow down, earlier this week he was ticketed for driving 81 mph in a 60 mph and for having expired license plates.
Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said he has spoken to Little as well as wide receiver Josh Gordon, who was also cited for speeding this month.
"We take that seriously. It's not acceptable," Chudzinski said after practice on Thursday. "I've sat down with both of those guys individually and talked to them and addressed that with them as well as with the team."
Chudzinski said both players understood they were endangering themselves and others. He would not say if the players have been disciplined.
"All of these guys are guys are guys that are learning how to mature," Chudzinski said. "We're working to build a locker room and a team and a foundation of guys that are accountable and that's what being as Brown is going to be about."