|Cavaliers' James acknowledges driving 101 mph|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 14 January 2008 12:21|
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.''