Carolina Panthers player arrested for driving 102 in 65 mph zone

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CHARLOTTE, NC – JANUARY 17: Running back Cameron Artis-Payne #34 of the Carolina Panthers carries the ball during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Seattle Seahawks at Bank of America Stadium on January 17, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)

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GASTON COUNTY, N.C. – A Carolina Panthers running back has been charged with reckless driving after authorities said he was driving 102 mph in a 65 mph zone.

WSOC reported that 23-year-old Cameron Artis-Payne was arrested Saturday night near Exit 14 in Gaston County.

Artis-Payne was released from custody after posting a $5,000 unsecured bail shortly after his arrest, according to troopers.

The running back was drafted by the Panthers in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He played college football at Auburn.

In North Carolina, if you are caught driving at least 15 miles per hour over the speed limit in a location where the speed limit is less than 55 miles per hour you can be charged with reckless driving. Any speed over 75 mph can also carry the charge.

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