A busy week on the NFL DUI front:
– Former Atlanta Falcons running back Jamal Anderson was arrested early Sunday at 4:30 a.m. after driving very slowly and impeding traffic, on Chamblee Tucker Road in Dekalb, GA. After being pulled over, he performed field sobriety tests, and was charged with DUI. In a statement, his attorney claims that Anderson was merely tired.
– Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey has had his DUI trial set for July, 23rd, just a few days before the start of training camp.
– Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley plead not guilty to his pending DUI case. He is seeking a trial date.
– Fairley’s teammate, Aaron Berry, was arrested for DUI Saturday.
– Former N.Y. Giant cornerback Elvis Patterson (always remembered by me because of the nickname Bill Parcells hung on him as a rookie — “Toast” because he was so frequently “burned”) had his DUI case dropped by Douglas County, KY prosecutors after they reviewed the officer’s dash cam video. The prosecutors had also been advised that Mr. Patterson suffered from medical conditions which would make it difficult for him to perform field sobriety tests.
I wonder what next week will bring?