Packers’ DT Letroy Guion arrested for DUI

From PackersNews.com:

GREEN BAY – Letroy Guion’s future with the Green Bay Packers is even more in doubt after he was arrested Wednesday in Hawaii and charged with driving under the influence.

Guion, who is under suspension for the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances, was found to have a blood alcohol level of .086 during a routine traffic stop. The legal limit in Hawaii is .08.

“The Packers are aware of the matter involving Letroy Guion,” a Packers spokesman said. “We will refrain from making any further comment as it is an ongoing legal matter.”

Honolulu Police said Guion was pulled over at 4:20 a.m. Honolulu time during a routine traffic stop.

Guion, who turned 30 on Wednesday, was released on $500 bail.

The Packers had not indicated how long they would keep Guion on the roster after his second suspension in March, but because he would be suspended without pay for those four weeks, it would cost the team nothing to retain him as an insurance policy in the event it needed a defensive lineman.

The 2017 suspension was Guion’s second with the Packers, who signed him as a street free agent in 2014.

Guion’s first suspension came after he was stopped in February 2015 in Florida because his truck was swerving across the center line. Officers found a gun, three-fourths of a pound of marijuana and $190,000 in cash. He pleaded no contest to possession of marijuana and paid a $5,000 fine.

As a result, he served a three-game suspension at the start of the 2015 NFL season.

His legal troubles began before he joined the Packers. He had been charged in criminal cases three times, including a stalking charge and two domestic violence incidents that resulted in three counts of battery. In one case, he was charged with hitting the mother of his child in the jaw.

The Packers signed Guion to a three-year deal in February 2016 worth up to $11 million. The contract was heavy on incentives and contained only $500,000 in guaranteed money. According to an ESPN report, Guion and the Packers agreed to move two offseason roster bonuses of $400,000 into the regular season, helping the team put off a decision on whether to cut Guion loose.

Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor pleads guilty to DUI

I wrote about Lawrence Taylor’s DUI arrest last September (read the post here).

The case was resolved this week when he plead guilty and received probation.  From The Sporting News:

Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor pleaded guilty Monday to a DUI charge in South Florida but has avoided jail time in his latest run-in with the law, Palm Beach County Court records show.

The former Giants great, 58, received 12 months probation and must pay almost $1,500 in fines and court costs as a result of the Sept. 2. incident in which he sideswiped a motorhome and police car near Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., the New York Daily News reported.

Taylor also must enroll in DUI courses, install an ignition interlock device on his car and perform 75 hours of community service.

Derek Fisher arrested for DUI after crash

From the Washington Post:

Derek Fisher was arrested Sunday on suspicion of drunken driving after the former NBA player and coach flipped his vehicle on a California freeway.

Fisher and his passenger, girlfriend and former “Basketball Wives” reality star Gloria Govan, were not injured in the early morning crash, the California Highway Patrol said.

The former Los Angeles Lakers player and ex-New York Knicks coach was driving on U.S. 101 in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles when his 2015 Cadillac veered onto the right shoulder while approaching an interchange. The car hit the shoulder’s concrete curb and guardrail, overturned and came to a rest on its roof, blocking two lanes of the freeway, the highway patrol said.

Officers discovered that the 42-year-old Fisher had been drinking and arrested him on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after a DUI test, authorities said.

“We are beyond grateful that we are both OK and no one else was involved,” Fisher and Govan said in a joint statement Sunday. The two-sentence statement also thanked supporters for their thoughts and prayers, but it did not address the drunken driving arrest.

Read the entire story here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/former-lakers-player-derek-fisher-accused-of-dui-after-crash/2017/06/04/3dbd60de-4948-11e7-987c-42ab5745db2e_story.html?utm_term=.2680d4a31b59

Cowboy’s cornerback Nolan Carroll arrested for DWI

Veteran cornerback Nolan Carroll, who signed a three year contract with the Dallas Cowboys this off-season, was arrested for DWI in Dallas according to the Dallas News.

Carroll was pulled over for a traffic violation.  No other details have been released yet.

Tiger Woods arrested for DUI (Updated)

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According to news reports, Tiger Woods has been arrested for DUI in Palm Beach County, Florida.

Update:

From the NY Daily News:

The 14-time major golf champion’s 2015 Mercedes was pulled over on Military Trail just south of Indian Creek Parkway as it traveled in the opposite direction of his home a few miles away.

“It’s based on visuals, a roadside test,” Rightler said of the reason for the arrest.

Police at the scene said they smelled alcohol on Woods’ breath, according to TMZ.

But Woods, who has been No. 1 longer than any other golfer in history, became “arrogant” at one point — then refused to take a Breathalyzer test, the site reported.

That resulted in an automatic arrest and license suspension under Florida state law, authorities said.
From CNN:

Tiger Woods needed to be woken up by an officer as his Mercedes was found stopped on a Florida roadway early Monday morning, before he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to court and police records.

“It should be noted (that) Woods was asleep at the wheel and had to be woken up” the arresting officer said in the police report. “The vehicle was running and the brake lights were illuminated as well as the right blinker flashing.”

A breath blood alcohol test administered showed no signs of alcohol in Woods’ system, as he blew a 0.00. A urine sample was collected.

Woods failed a field sobriety test after his vehicle was found “stopped on the roadway in the right-hand lane and right shoulder” at 2:03 a.m. Monday in Jupiter, Fla. Woods was cited for improper parking/stopping, along with the driving under the influence citation.

Woods was described as being “sluggish, sleepy” with “extremely slow and slurred speech” by the arresting officer.

“Woods stated he didn’t know where he was,” the officer wrote. “Woods changed his story of where he was going and where he was coming from. Woods asked how far he was from his house.”

Woods told the officer he “takes several prescriptions.”

After police explained instructions several times, Woods was able to complete the task of reciting the national anthem backwards. He failed other components of the field sobriety test, including walking on a straight line.

“Could not maintain starting position,” the officer wrote. “Missed heel to toe each time. Stepped off the line several times.”

Tiger Woods released a statement explaining the incident from his point of view.

“I understand the severity of what I did and take full responsibility for my actions,” he said. “I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.”

“I fully cooperated with law enforcement, and I would like to personally thank the representatives of the Jupiter Police Department and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for their professionalism.”

Despite that claim, Woods went on to apologize for the incident and negative publicity.

“I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans. I expect more from myself, too,” he said. “I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again.

Suspended Prison sentence for Pirates’ Kang upheld by S. Korean Court

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From BleacherReport.com:

Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang had a suspended two-year prison sentence upheld in a South Korean court Thursday, which will further complicate his efforts to rejoin the MLB team during the 2017 season.

The Associated Press (via USA Today) reported the Seoul Central District Court denied Kang’s appeal after he asked for a reduction in punishment. The conviction on fleeing the scene of a crash and driving while drunk has prevented him from re-entering the U.S. based on visa issues.

In December, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported it was the third DUI-related issue involving Kang since 2009. Pirates general manager Neal Huntington admitted the team was unaware of the previous arrests before signing the infielder in 2015.

Even if Kang obtains permission from South Korea to travel to the Unites States to play baseball, it is unclear whether the United States will grant him entry given the current administration’s tougher stance on visas.

Chief Keef arrested for DUI-Drugs in Miami

From the Miami Herald

Chicago rapper Chief Keef, who got his start by posting YouTube videos, was arrested Saturday in Miami Beach and charged with DUI, according to a police report.

Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, 21, had “bloodshot, watery, droopy eyes” and “had a cup filled with a syrupy liquid known as sizzurp, which is also known as ‘lean’ or ‘purple drank,’ ” an officer wrote in a report.

Sizzurp is a mixture of codeine-based prescription cough syrup and soda.

According to the report, officers saw Cortez McElrath jump out of the passenger side of a green two-door McLaren — driven by Cozart — while it was stopped at a red light.

McElrath then ran to an Altima behind them and handed the front passenger, Eddie Bryant, “a bag with a green leafy substance,” according to the report.

When McElrath saw police, he ran back to the McLaren, police said. An officer stopped him, held him at Taser-point and placed him in handcuffs, according to the report.

Meanwhile, another officer held Cozart at Taser-point because he “was moving his hands around in the vehicle,” the officer wrote.

More officers arrived, and the three people in the Altima were also detained. Marijuana was found in that car, police said.

McElrath and Bryant were both arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. Devante Reaves, who was a passenger in the Altima, was also charged with marijuana possession and had an outstanding warrant. Reaves also had nine fraudulent credit cards, police said. Jamil Perkins, the driver of the Altima, was arrested for having a suspended license. Perkins had four fraudulent credit cards, police said.

Cozart was charged with DUI after he “he did not perform to standard” on his sobriety test, an officer wrote. The officer said that Cozart then stated: “It’s OK, when you find weed in my urine, I’ll just get my attorney to get my marijuana card.”

The officer added that Cozart spontaneously stated, “You’ll find weed in me.”