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Thomas Robinson gets cited for speeding, apologizes on twitter

On Sunday morning The Oregonian reported that Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson was cited on Friday night for going 107 MPH on I-5.

Wendy Owen of the Oregonian writes:

Portland Police cited Thomas Earl Robinson, of the Portland Trail Blazers, for driving his Porsche 107 miles per hour on Interstate 5 on Friday, Oct. 25.

An officer “observed a white 2013 Porsche Panamera traveling at a high rate of speed on the freeway,” said Sgt. Pete Simpson, Portland Police Bureau, in an email. “The officer’s LIDAR would clock the vehicle at 107 MPH in a 55 MPH zone.”

Owen added that the police officer said that Robinson was “polite and cooperative during the encounter.”

After the news broke in the morning, Robinson apologized about the incident on twitter.

Erik Gundersen

Erik Gundersen is the Trail Blazers beat reporter for The Columbian. He's a graduate of the Allen School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon in addition earning a degree in Spanish. He started writing about NBA Basketball for SwishScout.com before being the Sports Reporter Intern for TrailBlazers.com. He also fist-bumped with Kanye West once. Follow @BlazerBanter on twitter for more Blazers and NBA news.

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