Lerentee McCray was arrested early Sunday, booked in the Lake County Jail and charged with fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement, according to jail and police records. The Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end was released on a $5,000 bond about seven hours later, according to jail records.

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McCray made an obscene hand gesture at a police officer, fled a would-be traffic stop and then reached speeds of 100 mph and crossed three lanes of traffic during an ensuing chase, authorities said Tuesday.

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“We are aware of the situation and are gathering more information. We have no further comment at this time,” the Jaguars said Tuesday in a statement.

Clocking 88 mph in a 50-mph zone by the Fruitland Park Police Department, McCray flashed a police officer with his middle finger, honked and took off, when he was being pulled over.  Officers ended their chase after McCray reached speeds deemed unsafe.

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The player was then later pulled over by Tavares Police Department officers. They said McCray “appeared to have an altered mental state.” He was transported to a nearby hospital for evaluation.

McCray was cited for speeding and fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement. He is scheduled to be arraigned Februray 14.

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He is an eight-year NFL veteran and has been mostly a special teams regular for the Jaguars over the last five seasons. McCray has also played for Denver and Buffalo. He is scheduled to become a free agent in March.

With inputs from the Associated Press