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  • Air McNair Arrested

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/f...orts-headlines

    By Jamison Hensley
    Sun Reporter
    Originally published May 10, 2007, 4:06 PM EDT
    Ravens quarterback Steve McNair was arrested late Wednesday in Nashville on a driving under the influence charge for allegedly allowing his vehicle to be operated by a drunken driver, police said this morning.

    McNair was a passenger in his silver 2003 Dodge pickup truck, which was being driven by his brother-in-law.

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    The three-time Pro Bowl quarterback was arrested under a misdemeanor statute called "DUI by consent" that charges the owner if an intoxicated person is allowed to drive a vehicle.

    "I was trying to act responsibly," McNair said in a statement released by the team. "I have to go through the court process now, and I understand that. I was planning to be in Baltimore for most of the remainder of this month to work out with my teammates, and anticipate that I will be doing that."

    Police didn't perform a blood-alcohol test on McNair, so it's unclear whether he was impaired. But under Tennessee law, it doesn't matter if McNair was drinking, only if the driver was impaired.

    Because of the arrest, McNair could be subject to discipline under the NFL's more stringent personal conduct policy, which has become a point of emphasis with commissioner Roger Goodell. Any violation -- whether it's a felony or misdemeanor -- can result in action by the league.

    "We will look into it," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said.

    McNair's vehicle, which was being driven by Jamie Cartwright, was stopped at 11:53 p.m. Wednesday after police clocked it at 45 mph in a 35-mph zone five miles southwest of downtown Nashville. The officer detected an odor of alcohol and saw that Cartwright's eyes were red and glassy, according to police.

    Cartwright, 31, told police that he drank at least two beers earlier in the evening. He then took a field sobriety test, which indicated impairment, police said. Cartwright, who refused to take a Breathalyzer test, was arrested for DUI along with McNair.

    Nashville police have charged 43 people, including McNair, for violating the "DUI by consent" statute this year.

    McNair and Cartwright were both taken downtown, where McNair was later released.

    Wearing a brown t-shirt and jeans, McNair did not talk to a television cameraman when leaving the police station. He was accompanied by a friend, nightclub owner Robert 'Big Daddy' Gaddy, who told a local Nashville television station that McNair had done nothing wrong.

    This is the second DUI arrest for McNair, who guided the Ravens to a 13-3 record in his first season with the team.

    In May 2003, McNair was arrested in Nashville on charges of driving under the influence and illegal gun possession. The charges were dismissed after a judge threw out the evidence, stating police did not have sufficient reason to pull him over.

    McNair is also the second Raven to be charged with DUI in the past eight months. In October, return specialist B.J. Sams was arrested Oct. 3 after his car swerved and nearly struck another vehicle. He is scheduled to go to court next week.
    Thoughts?

  • #2
    yay!! please, suspend him goodel, make our week 1 game a lil easier.


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    • #3
      Interesting to say the least. I don't get why he would say "I was trying to act responsibly"?

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      • #4
        haha i love it
        charged of DUI, but wasnt the driver..........


        Go Ravens!

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        • #5
          Just incase you guys don't read it well, he was not arrested for driving under the influence, but he was arrested for allowing someone to drive his car who was under the influence of alcohol, kind dumb if you ask me.

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          • #6
            SUSPEND HIM FOR LIFE!!!!

            Or at least 4 games so Kyle can get out there and lead us!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ghettosermon View Post
              Just incase you guys don't read it well, he was not arrested for driving under the influence, but he was arrested for allowing someone to drive his car who was under the influence of alcohol, kind dumb if you ask me.
              Kinda dumb to let a drunk person give you a ride.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ghettosermon View Post
                Just incase you guys don't read it well, he was not arrested for driving under the influence, but he was arrested for allowing someone to drive his car who was under the influence of alcohol, kind dumb if you ask me.
                Hard to argue against that law. You're basically enabling them to hurt themselves/others.

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                • #9
                  Goodell shouldn't suspend him. Probably just a slap on the wrist at most, maybe a little fine.

                  And why the heck would you want Boller in... I watch a fair ammount of Ravens games, and I'd take anybody over him lol.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Moses View Post
                    Hard to argue against that law. You're basically enabling them to hurt themselves/others.
                    I know that's what I'm saying if he isn't drunk how dumb could you be to let someone drunk drive.

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                    • #11
                      it's a blessing in disguise for BOLLER.

                      I REMEMBER KYLE BOLLER.
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                      • #12
                        it makes sense if you really think about it. mcnair was probably wasted and wanted a less drunk person escorting him. still kind of ******** but i see where he's coming from.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ghettosermon View Post
                          I know that's what I'm saying if he isn't drunk how dumb could you be to let someone drunk drive.
                          Oh, I misunderstood what you wrote. If he wasn't drunk, a bigger question would be why wasn't he driving? I think it's pretty obvious both were drunk. I never understood why famous people always seem to get DUIs. They are rich. They can afford chaffeurs, taxis, etc. What goes through your mind when you do something like this?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by FilthyRich View Post
                            it makes sense if you really think about it. mcnair was probably wasted and wanted a less drunk person escorting him. still kind of ******** but i see where he's coming from.
                            Taxi? Chaffeur? DD? Hell, take public transit if you have too. No excuse for DUI, at least in my opinion.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Moses View Post
                              Oh, I misunderstood what you wrote. If he wasn't drunk, a bigger question would be why wasn't he driving? I think it's pretty obvious both were drunk. I never understood why famous people always seem to get DUIs. They are rich. They can afford chaffeurs, taxis, etc. What goes through your mind when you do something like this?
                              When you are drunk you don't think about these things obviously. And I do remember Kyle Boller, he can't keep still in the pocket.

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