Cleveland Browns Rashard Higgins cited for drag racing
As first reported by Scott Petrak of The Chronicle-Telegram and Medina Gazette, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Rashard Higgins has been cited for drag races.
The incident occurred in Westlake at 9:26 a.m. Two cars were stopped, including one belonging to Higgins. A substance suspected to be marijuana was found in a car, but it is not known whether it is the one driven by Higgins or the other, unidentified driver.
The team is aware of the incident and is currently collecting more information. Higgins has a Jan. 19 arraignment date set.
It comes the same day the Browns find out their head coach Kevin Stefanski, two other coaches and two players, including goalie Joel Bitonio and wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge, have tested positive for COVID-19.
Beyond the timing of other bad news, this is also the week the Browns need to prepare for their playoff game. Tuesday is free for the players, so apparently that’s what Higgins was doing with his by the police.
It is also bad news for a player who should be a free agent. Higgins signed with the Browns on a one-year, $ 915,000 contract, passing up more lucrative deals elsewhere and it paid off on the court. After Odell Beckham suffered an ACL injury, Higgins was the top receiver on the field in yards per target, explosive plays among other measures.
It has been reported that Higgins’ team and agent have at least brought up the subject of a contract extension. While this incident, if it turns out to be true, is unlikely to hurt Higgins in his attempts to secure a more lucrative deal, it also doesn’t help and there is a lot to risk for him.