Patriots defensive lineman Ron Brace, 23, had his license suspended on September 13th because he never paid a citation he received three months earlier (June 29th) for failing to display his license plate after his bumper was replaced. Brace had until Aug. 4 to pay or appeal the citation. The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles warned Brace that his license would be suspended by September 13th if he did not pay and Brace failed to comply with the request.
Brace, however, paid the citation and the reinstatement fee on September 21st to have his license reinstated. The total cost was about $200. This incident is Brace's third since the Patriots drafted him. He was in an accident in Newton, Mass that he was found at fault for in July 2009 and received a speeding ticket in Grafton this past February.
Brace, drafted in the second round of the 2009 draft, played sparingly in his rookie year and has seen more action in his first two games at left defensive end this year. By all accounts, he has played fairly well after a difficult training camp where he missed two weeks because of his inability to pass a conditioning test.