Brian Hartline of the Miami Dolphins Could Be Charged After Accident

Debora RubiContributor IJuly 14, 2010

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 13:  Brian Hartline #82 of the Miami Dolphins lines up  during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on December 13, 2009 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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The Dolphins wide receiver brought up memories of his fellow Buckeye alumni Ted Ginn Jr., when news hit this morning that he had been involved in an accident.

While Hartline's Lawyer told the Florida Highway Patrol that the receiver was not injured, the officials may still charge him for leaving the scene of an accident that had resulted in property damage.

His Ford Truck hit a Cadillac Escalade at 4:30 a.m. today. It has not been confirmed if Hartline was driving the Truck, but he is the registered owner.

The damage reportedly was $10,000 for Hartline's truck and $20,000 for the Escalade.

When the Highway Patrol called Hartline's home, a guest answered and redirected them to Hartline's wife who is currently in California.

His Truck hit the Escalade which was on the shoulder of Interstate 595. The truck was going 65 miles per hour when it hit the Escalade, which was legally parked on the shoulder, then continued to drive 200 yards before stopping.

No one reported the accident, and there are no injuries reported.

Hartline was one of the most consistent targets for Chad Henne in 2009 in his rookie season with the Dolphins.

Hartline is the fifth Dolphin to be found on a police report this offseason, joining teammates Ronnie Brown, Will Allen, Tony McDaniel, and Phillip Merling.


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