Speeding in France
Charlie Davies, who has no recollection of an auto accident last year in which he sustained serious injuries and a passenger died, was caught speeding at 125 miles per hour last Sunday, the website of Le Progres, a French newspaper, reported yesterday.
According to the report, Davies was driving an Audi Q7 when he was caught on a motorway in France’s Jura region. The website also reported Davies’s license was confiscated by police.
Davies, 24, who starred for the Brooks School and the Boston College soccer team, plays for the French club Sochaux.
He was not the driver in the Oct. 13 accident on the George Washington Parkway in Virginia in the early-morning hours a day before a US World Cup qualifier in Washington, D.C.
“I remember nothing because of head trauma,’’ Davies told World Football Daily. “Only thing I remember — going out to eat with my roommate, Stuart Holden. I knew I wasn’t playing Wednesday because of a groin injury I had from Honduras. I just made a bad decision and stayed out late and I paid for it.’’
Davies’s injuries included a broken elbow, femur, fibula, and tibia; lacerated bladder; and facial fractures. Davies said alcohol or drugs were not involved “on my end’’ in the accident.
Davies, who had four goals in 17 appearances for the US, did not to recover in time for the World Cup. He has yet to make a first-team appearance for Sochaux.
Asked last month about his future, Davies said, “I would love to play in the US. But it’s really important for me to succeed in Europe before that.’’