In France for driving 125 miles per hour almost exactly one year after he was involved in a northern Virginia car crash that left him hospitalized, costing him a spot on the 2010 World Cup roster, U.S. soccer striker Charlie Davies. The 24-year-old was traveling from Sochaux, France, where he plays in Ligue 1, to Paris early on Oct. 3 when his vehicle was pulled over for speeding. Davies, who was in the driver's seat, had his license suspended. But he did a 180 when French papers reported the incident, claiming that he had in fact been in the passenger seat while a French-born Sochaux teammate, Jacques Faty, drove the speeding Audi Q7. According to Davies and Faty, who corroborated the claim, the Frenchman was driving with what he believed to be a suspended license and, thinking that he might be jailed, had asked Davies to take the wheel of the car (which had tinted windows) upon being pulled over. On Monday, Davies was fined $1,040.