Two years ago, former Atlanta Falcons’ running back Jamal Anderson was arrested for DUI, but caught a break when the case was reduced to reckless driving. Now, he needs another break, because he was arrested again by the Georgia State Patrol.
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon avoided further suspension by the NFL by pleading guilty to his DUI arrest in September, before the league’s new substance abuse policy went into effect.
Former Bears quarterback Bob Avellini was sentenced to 18 months in prison for getting arrested for a DUI just nine days after receiving probation for a felony DUI. His license was suspended or revoked at the time of the new arrest. Avellini, who had been arrested several times for DUI but had only been convicted of it twice before the most recent arrest, had a BAC nearly twice the legal limit of 0.08.
The former owner of the Arena League Chicago Rush, David Staral, Jr. was charged with bankruptcy fraud and wire fraud in connection with his purchase of the team.