DeAndre Hopkins Seemingly Lied About Trump Caravan Incident

DeAndre Hopkins Seemingly Lied About Trump Caravan Incident

This past week DeAndre Hopkins got into a bit of a dust-up with supporters of President Donald Trump.

While heading to his team’s showdown against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night, Hopkins came across a caravan of Trump fans. The fans in question later accused him of flipping them off and driving recklessly, while he denied the latter charge.

On Wednesday, footage emerged seemingly contradicting Hopkins’ claim that he was not driving recklessly.

During an appearance the All Things Covered podcast with Bryant McFadden and Patrick Peterson on Tuesday, Hopkins downplayed his encounter with the Trump supporters.

“Driving down the highway I guess I got in between a train or a bunch of cars that I wasn’t supposed to be in between in my car,” he said.

“And some of those were honking the horn at me and stuff like that I guess to tell me to get out of their way, and I didn’t.

“The guy in front of me stepping on his breaks and tried to stop dead in traffic and I got around him and I stuck him a birdie. I really was about to do the peace sign to him, but this finger right here was kinda hurting, so it didn’t make it up in time,” he added.

“But I was like, ‘Damn, dude, you’re trying to stop on breaks in dead traffic, cause I’m in your guys’ train and what not just trying to go to work?’

“So, yeah, there wasn’t nothing thrown out the car or anything like that. No speeding. Obviously, you see me right there. If I was in a Ferrari speeding, I don’t think you would be able to take a still picture of me. That’s all.”

Video footage of the incident seems to contradict Hopkins’ claim that there was “no speeding.”

Reactions to this revelation were mixed.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the Cardinals have yet to offer any sort of statement on what transpired. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury initially refused to comment on the situation due to a lack of facts being available. Now that the facts are out, he has continued to remain silent.

Will someone in the organization ultimately speak out on this matter? Time will tell.

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