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Ron Artest cited for driving a race car

Posted on: September 8, 2010 12:06 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Sometimes it's really hard to dislike Ron Artest. Yeah, there's the whole Pacers-Pistons thing, but then he does a post-game presser like he did after Game 7 of the Finals. And then there are things like this.



Artest was pulled over in Los Angeles Monday driving an oversized go-cart called an Eagle Roadster. TMZ obtained a photo of the traffic stop and reports that Artest wasn't cited for driving around in an Indy Car, but because the registration on the car was expired. The weird thing is, the car isn't registered to Artest. It's registered to some guy in Tennessee.

An Eagle Roadster is a custom, two-seater car designed to look like an open-wheel Indy Car. They can do up to 152 MPH and go 0 to 60 in 4.2 seconds, all powered by a Chrysler V6. So yeah, it's probably a dangerous car to be zipping around in doing some errands. Good thing for the Lakers, Artest was wearing a helmet.
Category: NBA
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Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2010 9:29 am
 

Ron Artest cited for driving a race car

at least he was wearing a helmet! 



Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: September 8, 2010 11:53 pm
 

Ron Artest cited for driving a race car

This car is street legal. If one had a brain one would quickly ascertain that the only thing Artest did wrong is drive a vehicle that the owner had failed to register.



Since: Oct 12, 2007
Posted on: September 8, 2010 9:49 pm
 

Ron Artest cited for driving a race car

I agree Ron Artest given ticket for expired registration doesnt make me click on it. lol



Since: Sep 8, 2010
Posted on: September 8, 2010 9:00 pm
 

Ron Artest cited for driving a race car

where is dennis rodman when u need him

oh that is right he is in a room with 6 bitches with his mic on and telling them what he is gonna do



Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: September 8, 2010 8:13 pm
 

Ron Artest cited for driving a race car

Big deal. The only thing Ron Ron did wrong was not checking the registration. It's a mistake any of us could have made. And he was penalized like any other person would be penalized...he got a citation.



Since: May 25, 2007
Posted on: September 8, 2010 7:08 pm
 

Ron Artest cited for driving a race car

Gotta love it. My only question is this. Most of those replica / knockoff cars are very small, Artest while not a giant is still a large man. Love the picture though.



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: September 8, 2010 5:08 pm
 

Ron Artest cited for driving a race car

No speeding, no reckless driving.  He was not drunk.  So he borrowed a friend's car and did not check the registration --- big deal.  As far as off the field/court antics of pro athletes go this is a non-issue.  Yes he should have checked the registration and he got a ticket for that, just like you or I would have, so there is really no story here other than the picture is funny.




Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: September 8, 2010 3:31 pm
 

Ron Artest cited for driving a race car

You have to love the off season, this is really not that big of a deal.  The registration expired on a car that's not even his. Very misleading heading.

It's not like he's Tyreke Evan doing 130mph.   This picture is funny as hell.




Since: Sep 11, 2007
Posted on: September 8, 2010 3:30 pm
 

Ron Artest cited for driving a race car

This is classic.  At least he wasn't doing anything dangerous like playing with a shotgun or driving a speedboat drunk.  This is just Artest being the court jester he is off the court.



Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: September 8, 2010 3:18 pm
 

Ron Artest cited for driving a race car

At least he wasn't driving a Lamborghini Murcielago, where he could have done some serious damage.

Then, again; the Arizona DPS is still looking for the clown that did 219 MPH on the east Phoenix 202, a few years back - in a gold Lambo - and put it on You Tube (it has since been removed).

Hmm ..


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