Richard Dent charged with aggravated speeding for going 107 mph on the Edens


I remember back during Richard Dent’s heyday with the Chicago Bears, every year there would be a race amongst the players on the last day of training camp, to see who could get from Platteville to Halas Hall the fastest.  The sportswriters of the day treated this as another wonderful chapter of the already legendary “Monsters of the Midway” 1980’s Chicago Bears.

Unfortunately for Richard Dent, times have changed, even if his driving hasn’t.

According to the Chicago Tribune:

Former Chicago Bears defensive end and Super Bowl XX Most Valuable Player Richard Dent was arrested for excessive speeding in the early morning hours Tuesday in Northfield, police said.

According to Northfield police, Dent was driving 107 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone on the Edens Expressway, or Interstate 94, shortly before he was stopped…

According to a police report, Dent was stopped at 1:55 a.m. on I-94 near Willow Road.

He was arrested at 2:13 a.m. and taken to the Northfield Police Department, where he posted a signature bond and was released at 2:40 a.m., police said.

The report said Dent was “very cooperative” with police during the arrest.

Dent is next scheduled to appear in Cook County Circuit Court in Skokie on May 15.

If he is found guilty of aggravated speeding over 40 mph over the posted speed limit, Dent could be sentenced up to 364 days and/in jail or fined up to $2,500.  If his driving record isn’t too bad, a sentence of conditional discharge with community service and a fine is more likely than jail.

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