Dwight Howard Caught Speeding Before Hawks' Season-Ending Loss vs. Wizards

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMay 8, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Dwight Howard #8 of the Atlanta Hawks looks on against the Washington Wizards in the first half of Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard had a rough day on April 28. Not only did his team suffer a season-ending loss to the Washington Wizards, he was also pulled over for speeding and had his car towed.

According to Mitchell Northam of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Howard was pulled over for driving 95 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone shortly after 2 a.m. ET the morning of the Game 6 loss.

A police officer gave him a ticket for failing to provide proof of insurance, and his car was subsequently towed. 

Howard was also reportedly driving with a suspended registration, although he only received warnings for that and speeding.

He finished with just nine points in 23 minutes in the game later that night.

The 31-year-old recently completed his first season with the Hawks after signing a three-year deal in the offseason. The Atlanta native came through with just 13.5 points per game, his lowest since his rookie season. He also struggled to make an impact in the postseason with just 8.0 points per game in six contests.

Howard is set to make over $23 million in each of the next two seasons. 

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