Jaguars' Lerentee McCray jailed after speeding, flipping the bird

He was charged with fleeing/eluding police with disregard of safety to person or property, a second-degree felony, and he was also issued a citation for speeding, according to the booking report.

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Laremy Tunsil #78 of the Houston Texans blocks Lerentee McCray #55 of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Houston, Texas.  

Laremy Tunsil #78 of the Houston Texans blocks Lerentee McCray #55 of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Houston, Texas.   (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

McCray was booked into the Lake County Jail in Tavares, Florida just before 8 a.m. ET Sunday and released at 9:11 a.m. after paying a $ 5,000 bond.

ccording to a Fruitland Park Police Department report, a patrol officer observed a white Dodge Ram pickup truck traveling at 88 mph in a 50 mph zone just before 1 a.m. Sunday.

Lerentee McCray #55 of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks on during a game against the Tennessee Titans at TIAA Bank Field on September 19, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Lerentee McCray #55 of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks on during a game against the Tennessee Titans at TIAA Bank Field on September 19, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Image)

When the officer tried to initiate a traffic stop, the driver used “an expletive hand gesture using their middle finger” and continued driving, the report reads. Two officers pursued the vehicle at speeds up to 100 mph before calling off the chase because the driver was veering recklessly and swerving across three lanes of traffic.

ESPN reports the FPPD officer was later notified by members of the Tavares Police Department that McCray had come to a stop and appeared to be in an “altered mental status.” He was taken to a local hospital for a medical evaluation.

Lerentee McCray #55 of the Jacksonville Jaguars walks off the field after the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 14, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Lerentee McCray #55 of the Jacksonville Jaguars walks off the field after the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 14, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

McCray was interviewed at the hospital by the FPPD officer who initially tried to pull him over. He acknowledged he was the driver of the vehicle in question and when told with whom he was speaking, he replied, “Oh that was you? My bad,” ESPN reports.

“We are aware of the situation and are gathering more information,” the Jaguars said in a statement, per ESPN. “We have no further comment at this time.”

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