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.