Posted: 11:22 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2013
By Jon Stinchcomb
Just when you thought it couldn't possibly get any uglier for Greg Little following a disastrous receiving performance for the Cleveland Browns on Sunday afternoon, once again it appears that he'll be dealing with more headaches off the field as well.
WOIO, 19 Action News in Cleveland, reported this morning that Little was pulled over and cited for several traffic violations.
Just after 1 a.m. Monday, police records show Little was pulled over at Elm Avenue and Riverbed Street in Cleveland and was cited for stop sign, change of course and driving under suspension.
Little's car was then towed.
These sort of traffic problems are par for the course with Little.
Back in mid-to-late August, 19 Action News looked into the struggling Browns receiver's driving record following multiple speeding tickets:
It's not as if no one could see this coming. Off-the-field issues for Little go as far back to his days college days at the University of North Carolina, where he racked up 93 parking tickets on five different vehicles using nine different license plates, according to a News Observer report in 2011.
Little was suspended for the entire 2010 college football season after the NCAA found he accepted travel accommodations and jewelry, then lied about it to the investigators. The benefits more than likely included covering those tickets, which when combined with those of 8 other UNC players, had a total worth of $13,000 in fines.
The team issued a statement in response to the August report:
We're aware of the situation involving the players and their unacceptable driving records. We take matters such as this very seriously. We've spoken to both individuals, and will address the issue with the entire team.
According to public record, it appears not much has changed.
Following two terrible performances on the field in back-to-back weeks and with Josh Gordon due to return for the game against the Minnesota Vikings, it would be hard to argue that Little's just the best the Browns have right now.
Should the Browns consider having Little ride the pine for a week or longer? Can they count on a receiving corps led by Gordon and Jordan Cameron, with only Davone Bess, Travis Benjamin and Tori Gurley behind them?