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Speeding is something he'd never be charged with on the field

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner was jailed on charges of drunken driving and speeding early Tuesday, just hours after he scored a touchdown in the team's win over the Denver Broncos.

Turner, 30, of Suwanee, Ga., was booked into the Gwinnett County jail in metro Atlanta just after 5 a.m. Turner spent barely two hours behind bars before he was released on $2,179 bond, jail records show.

A Gwinnett County police officer pulled over Turner's black Audi R8 on Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta after clocking the car's speed at 97 mph -- 32 mph over the speed limit, said Cpl. Edwin Ritter, a police spokesman.

"The officer made contact with the driver who identified himself as 30-year-old Michael Turner of the Atlanta Falcons," Ritter said in a news release. "The officer could smell an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from the driver and proceeded to conduct a DUI investigation."

Ritter said the officer arrested Turner after a field sobriety test. The police incident report was not immediately available.

Hours before his arrest, Turner and the Falcons celebrated a 27-21 home victory over Peyton Manning and the Broncos.

Turner scored the Falcons' first touchdown after jumping over a pileup of Atlanta and Denver linemen in the first quarter. It was Turner's franchise-record 51st touchdown for the Falcons, a team he joined in 2008 after four seasons with the San Diego Chargers. Last year, Turner rushed for 1,340 yards and 11 touchdowns.

The Falcons said in a statement that they are "aware of the situation" and are "gathering more information" on the incident.

"Because this is now a legal matter, the club will have no further comment at this time," the team said.
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8394092/atlanta-falcons-rb-michael-turner-charged-dui-speeding
 

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Wouldn't mind if they made him sit out Sunday's game against SD.
 

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Good lookin' out, APD.

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When asked again if he had consumed alcohol, Turner allegedly admitted he had. Turner told the officer he hadn’t gotten to Magic City until 3 a.m. Monday, but during that time had consumed about five shots, according to police.

“I asked him if the shots were normal size, and he stated they were in cups, not shot glasses,” the report states.


Turner was not asked to walk and turn or stand on one leg during because he told the arresting officer he injured his ankle during the football game hours earlier, according to police.
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/report-turner-registered-109-on-alcohol-breath-tes/nSFk2/
 

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Didn't Bob Huggins used to get driven home by cops sometimes...I was halfway expecting to see that as the resolution of that last article

Why get ****ed up during the season though
 

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Didn't Bob Huggins used to get driven home by cops sometimes...I was halfway expecting to see that as the resolution of that last article

Why get ****ed up during the season though
Because life? Come on.

This guy rushes for a TD, hurts his ankle in the game, then goes drinking that same night? Like he doesn't even think about his ankle. NFL players are weird.
 

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John Abraham was arrested this week.

Sep 24, 2012 - Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham was arrested by Atlanta police on Monday night, and faces charges of obstruction of police and obstruction of fire fighters. Abraham was set to be booked at the Fulton County jail.

According to John Chaffee of the Atlanta Police Department's Public Affairs Unit, police and fire officials responded to a call about a woman threatening to jump from a Midtown building. Abraham refused to exit the scene and was subsequently arrested.
Sounds like some bullshit tho.
 
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