State police: Marcus Mariota cited for doing 80 in a 55 mph zone

VENETA, Ore. - Oregon State Police ticketed Oregon quarterback and Heisman trophy contender Marcus Mariota for going 80 in a 55 mph zone November 12.

Mariota has a December 11 court date on the ticket. He faces a $260 fine.

The traffic stop happened just before 1 a.m. on Highway 126W near Veneta, state police said.

Police have stepped up enforcement on Hwy 126 between Eugene and Florence, a stretch of road that has seen 10 fatalities this year.

There were 9 fatalities on the road combined from 2009 to 2013.

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