Byron Pringle was arrested on Saturday after Florida Highway Patrol allegedly found him doing donuts in his car on a state road with a small child in the backseat.
The 28-year-old was spotted after an officer saw a cloud of smoke and smelled burning rubber on a road.
“I observed a large cloud of smoke in the area of the median break,” Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Justin Bloom wrote in an arrest report. “I heard the sound of squealing tires and saw the cloud of smoke, which reduced the visibility to nearly zero for traffic on the westbound lanes of State Road 56.
“I could smell the distinct smell of burnt rubber as I proceeded to turn around in the same median break,” Bloom wrote. “I observed a series of tire marks on the roadway consistent with a vehicle performing” a donut.”
After running his license, authorities determined it was suspended for “financial responsibility” as of Feb. 10.
Pringle, who won a Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2020, was also a seize tag order and another suspension for failure to pay a traffic fine as of March 7, the arrest report stated.
The Chicago Bears WR was told he was under arrest, authorities said he ignored commands and was “verbally confrontational.” He was eventually arrested on charges of reckless driving and driving with a suspended license. The Dodge Challenger was removed by Atlas Towing.
This offseason, he signed a one-year deal with the Bears.
Pringle is coming off a career-best season with Kansas City, in which he snagged 42 passes for 568 yards and five touchdowns.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.