Charlie Davies was recently caught driving 125 MPH in France.

Charlie Davies Caught Speeding In France

U.S. forward Charlie Davies caught driving 125 MPH in France.

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Davies Fined $1,040, Has License Suspended For Speeding Incident

It appears as if Charlie Davies will elude further punishment as French officials have apparently deemed it sufficient to fine the U.S. National Team soccer player $1,040 and suspend his driver’s license.

A French police official, who was not authorized to be publicly named, said Monday that Davies has been fined. The official said neither player has officially contradicted the original version of events to police.

According to the AP report, French officials are not investigating the incident further.

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Charlie Davies May Face Prison Time

According to French newspaper Le Progres, even if the authorities determine that it was, in fact, Jacques Faty who was driving and not Charlie Davies both men may face six-month prison sentences.

“In this case, it will know the precise circumstances of the arrest,” said a French prosecutor (through Google translator). "This is not only due to switch driver that is punishable, but the false statement before a police officer, who can be considered an outrage. If the circumstances are confirmed, Faty and Davies would both visited guilty of contempt and would incur every six months in prison and 7500 euro fine.”
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Davies: 'I Learned Too Much' To Drive Like That

Again, not sure that this really changes anything, but there are now quotes from Davies about the incident.

“That’s not possible for me to go 120 mph on the road after an accident and think everything will be fine,” Davies said. “If a kid survives such a serious accident and then almost exactly a year later is driving at a reckless speed, it’s like, ‘This can’t be serious.’ … If someone has a second chance like I do, to take advantage of something like that, it’s not something I could do. I learned too much from the whole experience to let something like that happen.”

Davies goes on to say that he didn’t realize how fast they were going in part because he was lying down, which would also indicate that he wasn’t particularly worried about the effectiveness of his seatbelt.

Once they were pulled over the really fun logic took over.

“I was like, ‘Jacques, I don’t think I can do this.’ He was like, ‘No, trust me, it’ll be easy. If you don’t, I’ll go to prison and you’ll be stranded here,’ " Davies said.

Upon being taken into custody, Faty found out that his license was not actually suspended, but apparently didn’t deem it necessary to clear up the situation at that point. Now, about a week after the incident, he is preparing to set the record straight.

“I’m sorry for Charlie, I’m sorry for his family,” Faty said. “I never expected a problem like this. … I made a mistake, and I will fix everything now.”

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Davies Now Says He Wasn't Driving

Not sure I buy this story or even if it changes anything, but Davies is now saying that he took the rap for a teammate whose driver’s license was already suspended.

Not sure how you go about convincing a police officer that you were driving when you weren’t (that would seem to involve a lot of shuffling of bodies and that would seem to be a very conspicuous thing to do while in a sports car), but that’s the latest anyway.

Said teammate, Jacques Faty, is now reportedly planning to go to police and clear up the situation. Faty and Davies were apparently hoping that Davies would not be arrested for REPORTEDLY DRIVING 125 MPH!!! Not sure what the laws in France are like, but that would seem to be fast enough to get you locked up regardless of your license’s status.

Even if this is true, and Davies wasn’t driving, this still seems to be an indictment of Davies’ maturity. You would think that after suffering an accident like he did that he’d avoid getting into cars with drivers who intend to REPORTEDLY DRIVE 125 MPH!!! You’d also think that Davies would think twice before taking the rap for something like that.

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Charlie Davies Caught Speeding In France

Oh, Charlie. You're not going to make this easy are you? 

The American forward upon whom much faith, hope and dreams have been placed was caught speeding last week in France. According to the French newspaper Le Progres, Davies was driving 202 KPH (125 MPH) -- speed limit is 130 KPH -- and reportedly had his driver's license confiscated. He was driving an Audi Q7.

This is the same Davies who missed the World Cup after getting in a horrific traffic accident that nearly cost him his life almost exactly one year ago.

He has yet to return to fitness for his club team Sochaux and this hardly seems to be an indicator that he's grown up much since then.

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