Evans cited for reckless driving

Updated: June 2, 2010, 7:59 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Sacramento Kings point guard Tyreke Evans has apologized after being cited on suspicion of reckless driving in California.

In a Twitter message on Tuesday to his fans, family and the Kings, Evans says he is sorry for "bad decision making" and has learned his lesson.

Tyreke Evans
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Evans was cited and released by the California Highway Patrol on Monday.

The air unit spotted the NBA's Rookie of the Year driving a 2010 black Mercedes S550 at more than 100 mph on Interstate 80. The CHP says officers will review air patrol video to see if more charges will be filed.

Police officers drew their guns and ordered the Kings guard and his passenger out of the car because the officers couldn't see inside past its tinted windows.

CHP spokeswoman Lizz Dutton says Evans was cooperative and wasn't driving impaired. He's due in court in August.

The posted speed limit where Evans was driving was 65 mph. Dutton said Evans is due in court around Aug. 10.

In an interview with the Sacramento Bee, Evans said, "I've learned my lesson to drive safely. I've got a bright future ahead of me, and I don't want to mess it up with a car accident."

According to the newspaper, Evans and Kings president Geoff Petrie met Tuesday at the team's practice facility.

"In some respects you can say [the attention that the incident generated] might not be fair, but it goes with the territory," Petrie said he told Evans, according to the Bee. "And the territory you're in there's more scrutiny."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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