BALTIMORE, MD — Calling it a “bad decision,” Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has apologized for a cell phone video he posted of himself in a Mercedes driving 105 mph on a highway. The rookie quarterback moved into the starting slot last season when veteran Joe Flacco was injured, and led the team to the playoffs.
Known for his on-field exuberance, Jackson, 22, of Owings Mills, recently posted the short video clip to his Instagram account that showed him flying down the road, passing cars while he was in the right lane, and humming along to music. TMZ posted the video, which it says was shot on March 12; a day later Jackson posted on Twitter: “I made a bad decision and will set a better example going forward. #Myapologies.”
The video has since been removed from Jackson’s Instagram feed.
The tabloid site also reported the video showed a seat belt warning light on, meaning someone wasn’t buckled up. And it appeared that Jackson was the lone occupant in the car as it zoomed down the road.
“We are aware of the report and have addressed it,” the Ravens said in a statement, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Maryland online court records show Jackson was cited in August 2018 for driving 50 mph in a 30 mph zone in Baltimore County. He was fined $100 plus court costs.
Watch Lamar Jackson’s joy ride video here on the TMZ website.