Chicago Bears WR Byron Pringle was arrested Saturday in Florida after police said they beat him in making donuts in his sports car on a disqualified driver’s license with a child in the car, TMZ Sport have learned.
And police say Pringle was uncooperative … by becoming “verbally confrontational” with them during the stop.
28-year-old Pringle – an NFL veterinarian from Kansas State – was stopped by the Florida Highway Patrol in his Orange 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat around 6 p.m. 6 p.m. in Pasco County, FL, after an FHP officer said he saw the car burn rubber, making donuts on a public road, according to an incident reported we got.
FYI, Hellcat has over 700 HP … and has a top speed of around 200 MPH. The car starts at over $ 65K.
Police say Byron was the driver of the vehicle. The car had two passengers … an adult man in the front passenger seat, and a male child in the back seat. We are told that the child was Pringles.
When police drove Pringle’s driver’s license, they say it came back suspended.
Byron was remanded in custody at 18.15 … when he was taken to the county jail. He was arrested for reckless driving and driving with a disqualified driver’s license.
Hellcat was towed to a local farm.
Pringle was expelled from college … before signing with KC Chiefs as a free agent. He won a Super Bowl (LIV) during the 2019 season. During his 4 years at Kansas City, he caught 67 balls for 4 touchdowns.
In March, Pringle signed a $ 6 million ($ 4 million guaranteed) contract with the Chicago Bears.