Patrol: FC Cincinnati star driving 102 mph when stopped on I-75, charged with OVI in Butler County

CINCINNATI, OH - MARCH 17: Fanendo Adi #9 of FC Cincinnati controls the ball against the Portland Timbers in the first half at Nippert Stadium on March 17, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. FC Cincinnati won its inaugural home match 3-0. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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CINCINNATI, OH - MARCH 17: Fanendo Adi #9 of FC Cincinnati controls the ball against the Portland Timbers in the first half at Nippert Stadium on March 17, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. FC Cincinnati won its inaugural home match 3-0. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

A star player on the FC Cincinnati soccer team was charged with OVI Sunday morning after a stop on Interstate 75 in West Chester, according to the State Highway Patrol.

Striker Fanendo Adi was stopped at 3:45 a.m. Sunday on the northbound lanes of I-75 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol for speeding and was cited for OVI, and operating without a valid driver’s license, according to Butler County court records.

Adi, 28, who lives in Mason, was traveling 102 mph in a 65 mph zone, according to court records. His breathalyzer test was .124 and the state limit is .08.

 

He will be assessed through Major League Soccer’s Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health (SABH) program, per the Major League Soccer collective bargaining agreement. He will be barred from team activities pending the completion of the program.

FC Cincinnati’s next match is at 3 p.m. Sunday at 3 p.m. against Sporting Kansas City.

Adi was among the first signings for the new Major League Soccer club. He was acquired from the Portland Timbers in exchange for $450,000 in general allocation money, and $400,000 in MLS-targeted allocation money, officials with FC Cincinnati said.

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