Chris Olave arrested: Saints WR facing trouble after crossing 35mph speed limit

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Chris Olave
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Chris Olave

Wide receiver Chris Olave was arrested and taken into custody for reckless operation of a motor vehicle, per New Orleans Saints beat writer Nick Underhill. He went 35 miles per hour faster than the speed limit but cooperated with law enforcement when arrested.

Underhill also shared that Olave is being processed and released shortly from Kenner City Jail.

Multiple reports confirm Chris Olave’s arrest

NewOrleans.Football writer Nick Underhill broke the news about Chris Olave’s arrest with a series of tweets.

BroBible NFL writer Dov Kleiman also shared the update.

There is no word yet if Olave’s act will result in fines or a suspension from the league office. But if the arrest will lead to a suspension, it can jeopardize Olave’s streak of playing consecutive games, which currently stands at seven.

He missed the Saints’ Week 6 game last season against the Cincinnati Bengals because he was under concussion protocol. He also didn’t suit up in Week 16 versus the Cleveland Browns due to a hamstring injury.

Despite missing two games, he had 72 receptions for 1,042 yards and four touchdowns. Those numbers made him a part of last year’s Pro Football Writers Association’s All-Rookie Team.

Will Chris Olave achieve another 1,000-yard season?

Chris Olave and the Saints are coming off a Week 7 Thursday Night Football loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. He had seven catches for 57 yards in that game. Through seven games this season, the former Ohio State standout has 39 receptions for 471 yards and one touchdown.

Those numbers include a 112-yard game during their season opener against the Tennessee Titans. Two weeks later, he had 104 yards versus the Green Bay Packers. He also had a six-catch, 86-yard performance in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers and 96 yards in Week 6 against the Houston Texans.

At this rate, Olave is on pace to get 1,143 receiving yards this season based on his per-game average of 67.3 yards. However, getting a suspension after his recent arrest might jeopardize his chances of reaching the 1,000-yard mark.

What’s definitive, though, is that he is a massive part of the Saints offense. He leads all New Orleans wideouts in receiving yards, 100 yards more than Michael Thomas.

More importantly, Chris Olave and the Saints would like to regain their winning ways after falling to 3-4. They have lost four of their last five games, including two straight against Houston and Jacksonville. New Orleans will have a chance to bounce back in Week 8 when they visit the Indianapolis Colts.

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