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November 20, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Oregon quarterback Mariota ticketed for speeding

The Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. — University of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was ticketed by Oregon State Police for speeding 80 mph in a 55 mph zone on a highway about 12 miles west of Eugene.

It happened at 12:46 a.m. Nov. 12 on Highway 126W near Veneta.

The Register-Guard reports the Heisman Trophy contender could avoid going to Lane County Circuit Court on Dec. 11 by paying a $260 fine.

Police Lt. Josh Brooks says Trooper Ryan Hockema recognized Mariota after clocking his Nissan sedan with a radar gun. Brooks says Mariota accepted the citation and gave the trooper no trouble.

University spokesman Dave Williford told The Register-Guard officials are aware of the ticket but to his knowledge Mariota won’t face school discipline.

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