Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: SoccerInsider and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  Sports e-mail alerts  |  RSS

Almost a year since serious accident, Charlie Davies reportedly caught driving 125 mph in France

If you've been following the Insider's Twitter feed the past hour, you would know that reports in France say that Charlie Davies, the promising U.S. national team forward who was severely injured in an auto accident outside Washington almost exactly a year ago, was stopped by police for driving 201 kilometers per hour (124.90 mph) last weekend. Another report says it was 190 kph/110 mph. Here's the AP story from the Post Web site.

I am awaiting comment from Davies' representative, Lyle Yorks. UPDATE: Yorks did not return an e-mail request for comment.

By Steve Goff  | October 8, 2010; 5:34 PM ET
Categories:  France, U.S. men's national team  | Tags:  Charlie Davies  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: For former MLS player Devin Barclay, it's a whole new ballgame kicking for Ohio State football team
Next: Saturday kickaround: USA-Poland, Americans abroad, D.C. United-San Jose, Maryland routs Virginia Tech, Serbia-Estonia video

Comments

I hope this was just bad behavior and not survivor's guilt.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | October 8, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

What is he? Determined to die in a car crash? What an idiot!!!

Posted by: elfelixg | October 8, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

He's searching for a thrill. He can't get the adrenaline rush right now from scoring goals and he's already experienced one of the craziest things in his life so now he is trying to either feel something or achieve some sort of moment by doing things like this

Posted by: SexyOffender | October 8, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

What was the speed limit where he was driving?

Posted by: mbyrd28 | October 8, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Charlie has a fine sense of irony.

Posted by: glfrazier | October 8, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and it's Bob's fault.

Posted by: glfrazier | October 8, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

If anything someone probably told him that DC United was interested in his services so he felt the need to drive as fast as possible in the opposite direction.

Can't blame him.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 8, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Terrible news if true. At least no one was hurt but if he really was driving at that speed in the wee hours of the morning it raises obvious questions about his character and sense of responsibility.

In a better and more lighthearded display of bad behavior, Mirko Vucinic celebrated his goal for Montenegro by taking his shorts off and wearing them on his head. Montenegro beat Switzerland 1-0.

Montenegro is off to a surprisingly strong start in Euro qualifying with 3 straight wins. Branko Boskovic played the 1st half:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/8052074/Montenegro-1-Switzerland-0-match-report.html

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | October 8, 2010 8:27 PM | Report abuse

If anything someone probably told him that DC United was interested in his services so he felt the need to drive as fast as possible in the opposite direction.

Can't blame him.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop
-----------------------------------------------------------

Some people should leave comedy to the professionals...

Posted by: fischy | October 8, 2010 8:33 PM | Report abuse

I still think he is an idiot. Great player but an idiot. I still question why he was partying days before a qualifier. Now this.


I cant see him getting back into the US uniform anytime soon.

110-125 mph isn't that excessive enough to warrant an arrest?

Posted by: TheWashDipsSince88 | October 8, 2010 9:10 PM | Report abuse

An Audi Q 7? Any self-respecting young player would have chosen a roadster or a coupe.

http://models.audiusa.com/q7

Posted by: delantero | October 8, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

If true, I have lost any respect I had for him. He was a great player with a great personality...but to throw it away on stupid crap like this is unbelievable. Not everyone gets a second chance, he doesnt seem to understand that.

Posted by: strago | October 8, 2010 9:44 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | October 8, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

while I find it stupid myself, especially considering what he when through, lets hold off until we know a little more. what was the speed limit, where was he, was anyone else around? 110 and 124 are fast, but it is not that crazy under certain conditions. how many of us have done over 90?

I have no idea what france's posted limits are but it is likely they are higher than ours in certain places.

lets not speculate.

Posted by: torrey151 | October 8, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

thor -- great video!!

Posted by: torrey151 | October 8, 2010 10:02 PM | Report abuse

He's trying out for NASCAR since his soccer playing days are likely over.

Posted by: Hoost | October 8, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Sammy Hagar is history's greatest protest singer since the speed limit went up after his song came out.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | October 8, 2010 10:47 PM | Report abuse

I make no attempt to hide my soccer crush on Chuck Deezy, but this is just STUPID. Come on, MAN!

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | October 8, 2010 11:46 PM | Report abuse

Maybe he just doesn't know the difference between kph and mph.

Max allowable speed for drivers using a foreign licence is 110 kph (130 kph max for french drivers) he was going 110 mph so there ya go.

Honest mistake :-)

Too bad MLS doesn't have a team in Pittsburg I think I know a certain QB that he would probably love to hang out with.

Posted by: Southeasterner | October 9, 2010 12:01 AM | Report abuse

This is a child who has never grown up and acquired any sense of responsibility for himself or others.

I don't expect to see him playing for the national team any time soon.

Posted by: DCUSince96 | October 9, 2010 12:16 AM | Report abuse

Who cares? Let him drive as fast or as slow as he wants. He's a big boy.

Oh, and I am a professional

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 9, 2010 12:48 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: flagermunsen | October 9, 2010 2:41 AM | Report abuse

Come on Charlie keep you head down and keep working hard. At least he got his license taken away so hopefully he wont be doing this sort of thing any more...

Posted by: pino149 | October 9, 2010 2:58 AM | Report abuse

I just read the French article. Davis's driver license has been suspended immediately. The car owner, who was sitting in the passenger seat, drove the car back.

Posted by: charlie015 | October 9, 2010 7:52 AM | Report abuse

Relax people, Charlie Wallbanger is obviously invincible.

Posted by: 9Nine9 | October 9, 2010 8:31 AM | Report abuse

Quick: somebody tell Gene Wells that the Freedom of Information Act doesn't apply to France. Sorry, Gene, I haven't had my coffee yet.

Posted by: dcarmy | October 9, 2010 8:49 AM | Report abuse

This is upsetting Goff. I was one of the few but with the proper rationale when there was a raucus and anger amongst many idiots for Bradley not taking Davies to SA.
1. He is lucky to be alive
2. He should had been fined and punished by the USSF for breaking curfew!
Hopefully Sochaux takes matter into their own hands and well deservedly punish Davies for continuing living a reckless and immature life!!! Shame on him!!!

Posted by: silentbat | October 9, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

This is upsetting Goff. I was one of the few but with the proper rationale when there was a raucus and anger amongst many idiots for Bradley not taking Davies to SA.
1. He is lucky to be alive
2. He should had been fined and punished by the USSF for breaking curfew!
Hopefully Sochaux takes matter into their own hands and well deservedly punish Davies for continuing living a reckless and immature life!!! Shame on him!!!

Posted by: silentbat | October 9, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

This is upsetting Goff. I was one of the few but with the proper rationale when there was a raucus and anger amongst many idiots for Bradley not taking Davies to SA.
1. He is lucky to be alive
2. He should had been fined and punished by the USSF for breaking curfew!
Hopefully Sochaux takes matter into their own hands and well deservedly punish Davies for continuing living a reckless and immature life!!! Shame on him!!!

Posted by: silentbat | October 9, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.




characters remaining

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company