LeBron admits to driving 101 mph, provides no guarantee it won't happen again

Updated: January 14, 2008, 5:40 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James acknowledged driving 101 mph on the highway on his 23rd birthday, and gave no assurance he wouldn't go that fast again.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar was ticketed by the State Highway Patrol on Interstate 71 in suburban Medina at nearly 3 a.m. on Dec. 30. He was driving in a 65 mph zone, and the patrol said it's the first time James was ticketed.

"I was doing 101," James said Monday after practice. "That's it. I was speeding. I've just got to abide by the law. I got caught. It happens."

Lawyer Colin Jennings filed a not guilty plea for James in Medina Municipal Court. A hearing is scheduled for Feb. 11, when the Cavaliers play in Orlando.

When James was asked if he will continue traveling at such speed, he said: "I don't know, maybe at times. It's not a big deal to me. You've just got to abide by the rules that's all. I made a mistake and I'll live with it."

James said he was heading home after the team arrived in Cleveland from New Orleans, where they had lost to the Hornets a few hours earlier.

"I'm not going to jail or nothing like that,'' he said. "I wasn't drunk. I was just speeding. That's it."


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