Red lights don’t apply to Dwight Howard.
Or speed limits.
Or toll booths.
Well, they actually do. He just doesn’t think they do. Apparently.
Dwight Howard still has a home in Florida (remember he started his career with the Magic before forcing his way out of Orlando) and he still goes back there. Now he just can’t drive when he does because the state suspended his license. Why? That whole “red light” thing and actually paying your tickets. Reuters has the story (hat tip Larry Brown Sports).
The driver’s license of Houston Rockets eight-time All-Star center Dwight Howard has been suspended in Florida for his failure to pay a fine for running a red light, court records show.
Howard, who played for the NBA’s Orlando Magic from 2004 to 2012, racked up 10 tickets for running red lights while in the Orlando area.
He also has on his Orlando court record four speeding tickets, 12 citations for failing to pay highway tolls and one for failing to change his address on his license, all civil traffic infractions.
Dwight Howard behaving immaturely? Shocking. Who could have seen that coming? *cough*
For the record, that was a $285 fine Howard didn’t pay. Howard made $20.5 million last season.
Making that much money, Howard can afford a personal manager to stay on top of things like moving violations. And getting him one of those fast pass things for toll roads so he doesn’t get a citation when he blows through them. Actually, with all the tickets he picks up that may just be one person’s full time job.