Trail Blazers' Thomas Robinson cited for driving 107 mph on I-5
PORTLAND, Ore. - Thomas Robinson of the Portland Trail Blazers was cited for driving 107 mph on Interstate 5 Friday morning, according to Portland police.
Sgt. Pete Simpson said an officer spotted Robinson's Porche Panamera traveling at a high speed around 11:12 a.m. on I-5.
"The officer's LIDAR would clock the vehicle at 107 mph in a 55 mph zone," Simpson said in a statement released Sunday.
Robinson faces a fine of more than $1,100 for driving faster than 100 mph.
"Robinson was polite and cooperative during the encounter," Simpson said.
Robinson tweeted about the speeding ticket on Sunday morning.
Apologies for that speeding ticket rip city gotta be more careful with watching the speed limit my first and last one tho for sure
thomas robinson (@Trobinson0) October 27, 2013
The Trail Blazers acquired Robinson in a trade with the Houston Rockets during the offseason. Robinson, 22, was the fifth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.