Former Texan Sam Montgomery Arrested for Speeding by Overzealous, Now Suspended Cop (VIDEO)

When Sam Montgomery was a Houston Texan, he always seemed like a really nice guy. He just never seemed all that motivated, up to and including his release from the team after a somewhat mysterious incident involving a quasi-tobacco product at the team hotel in Kansas City last season.

Certainly, there was nothing fast about Montgomery's Texan tenure (except for maybe the length of time it took to end). So it's a tad ironic that Montgomery, now a Cincinnati Bengal, was arrested early last Wednesday morning for going 89 MPH in a 55 MPH zone back in his home state of South Carolina.

Now, that's fast.

We all saw this story, we all cracked our jokes. Jokes about Montgomery, jokes about how he's "fitting in perfectly on the Bengals," long a police blotter punch line of a franchise.

Now comes the video footage of the traffic stop and it's interesting, to say the least.

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Sean Pendergast is a contributing freelance writer who covers Houston area sports daily in the News section, with periodic columns and features, as well. He also hosts afternoon drive on SportsRadio 610, as well as the post game show for the Houston Texans.
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