Chicago Bears WR Byron Pringle was arrested Saturday in Florida after police say they busted him doing donuts in his sports car on a suspended license, with a child in the car, TMZ Sports has learned.
And, cops say Pringle was uncooperative … becoming “verbally confrontational” with them during the stop.
28-year-old Pringle — an NFL vet out of Kansas State — was pulled over by Florida Highway Patrol in his Orange 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat around 6 PM in Pasco County, FL after an FHP officer says he witnessed the car burning rubber, doing donuts on a public road, according to an incident reported we obtained.
FYI, the Hellcat has over 700 HP … and has a top speed of around 200 MPH. The car starts at over $65K.
Police say Byron was the driver of the vehicle. The car had two passengers … an adult male in the front passenger seat, and a male child in the back seat. We’re told the kid was Pringle’s.
When police ran Pringle’s license, they say it came back suspended.
Byron was taken into custody at 6:15 PM … when he was taken to the county jail. He was arrested for Reckless Driving and driving on a suspended license.
The Hellcat was towed to a local yard.
Pringle was undrafted out of college … before signing with the KC Chiefs as a free agent. He won a Super Bowl (LIV) during the 2019 season. Over his 4 years in Kansas City, he caught 67 balls for 4 touchdowns.
In March, Pringle signed a contract reportedly worth $6 million ($4 mil guaranteed) with the Chicago Bears.