Deltha O’Neal, former NFL All-Pro, charged with felony DUI after crash

From ProFootballTalk.com:

Former NFL All-Pro cornerback Deltha O’Neal was charged with felony DUI after an August accident in Florida left himself and a passenger with multiple injuries.

According to Terry Spencer of the Associated Press, O’Neal was measured with a blood-alcohol level of 0.16 after an accident on August 7 that saw his Mercedes-Benz strike a curb at high-speed and launch into a utility pole that split the vehicle in two.

O’Neal sustained a concussion, broken ankle and internal injuries in the crash. His passenger, Joseph Babcock, sustained a broken thighbone and internal injuries. Babcock is also suing O’Neal after pleading with O’Neal to slow the car down after reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour.

O’Neal was a first-round pick of the Denver Broncos in 2000 and played nine seasons in the NFL. He made the Pro Bowl twice – once in 2001 with the Broncos and again in 2005 with the Cincinnati Bengals. His 2005 season also saw him named a first-team All-Pro after setting a franchise record with 10 interceptions in a single season. O’Neal would also spend a single season with the New England Patriots in 2008.

O’Neal had an arrest for DUI during his time with the Bengals as well in 2006 following a traffic stop.

Broncos’ Safety suspended for two games after DUI

From the Denver Post:

Broncos safety Kareem Jackson was suspended Tuesday for the final two games of the season for violating the NFL’s Policy and Program on Substances of Abuse.

The suspension stems from Jackson’s arrest on Sept. 19 for driving under the influence in Denver.

“I would like to apologize to the Broncos organization, my teammates and fans,” Jackson said in a Twitter post. “I understand the severity in my lapse of judgement and I will certainly not make this mistake again. I know I am fortunate to play in the NFL and am held to a high standard of professionalism and conduct.”

Jackson will forfeit $352,941 in salary and his suspension was announced a week after he was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

Jackson was pulled over at 11:48 p.m. on Sept. 19 (a Thursday) in the 1000 block of the Auraria Parkway in Denver. He was cited for speeding (25-39 miles per hour over the limit) and driving under the influence.

On Monday, Jackson pleaded guilty to one count of driving while ability impaired (DWAI). He was sentenced to 12 months supervised probation, ordered to perform 24 hours of public service and participate with MADD’s Victim Impact Panel.

In Colorado, DWAI is defined as the driver’s blood alcohol level of more than .05% but less than .08%. If the BAL is more than .08%, the driver will be charged with driving under the influence.

AZ Cardinals GM Minegar arrested for DUI

From USA Today:

Ron Minegar, the Arizona Cardinals executive vice president and chief operating officer, was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Chandler on Saturday night, Chandler, Arizona, police said.

Minegar was stopped around 11:30 p.m. near Pecos Road and Arizona Avenue for speeding, failure to drive within one lane of traffic, and driving within the bicycle lane, police said.

After further investigation, Minegar was arrested on suspicion of DUI, police said.

Minegar was cited and released, police said. The investigation is ongoing.

The Cardinals released the following statement regarding Minegar:

“Ron Minegar’s actions last night are inexcusable. He made the decision to drive after drinking alcohol and is fortunate that he was pulled over before injuring anyone or himself. According to MADD, drunk driving results in almost 11,000 deaths per year and is the number one cause of fatalities on roadways. We fully recognize the seriousness of these actions and they will have serious consequences.”

Aldon Smith arrested for DUI (again)

Former NFL star Aldon Smith has been arrested for another DUI.  I last posted about him when he was arrested for his third DUI.

From ESPN.com:

Aldon Smith was arrested Monday night in Kansas on suspicion of driving under the influence, the latest offense for the talented but troubled former San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders defensive end.

Smith, 29, was arrested after police in Mission, Kansas, stopped his vehicle for a traffic violation.

Mission Police Department spokesman Capt. Kevin Self told the Kansas City Star that Smith was issued citations and was picked up by a friend.

Smith, a first-round pick of the 49ers in 2011 and a first-team All-Pro in 2012 who had 44 sacks in his first three seasons, has had several run-ins with the law. He has been arrested on DUI charges multiple times in the past.

 

Former Jet, Packer Mo Wilkerson arrested for DUI

From the NY Daily News:

Former New York Jets defensive lineman Muhammad (Mo) Wilkerson was busted for drunk driving early Saturday after he was caught rolling through a stop sign in Washington Heights, officials said.

Wilkerson, 29, was driving a 2019 Rolls Royce Suburban when he was pulled over on Riverside Drive and W. 168th St. at about 3:40 a.m., cops said.

Police were about to give him a ticket, but realized he was drunk behind the wheel.

According to court documents, Wilkerson told the cops, “I had a shot and two beers.”

He was charged with drunk driving after failing a breathalyzer test, scoring .09, a hair over the legal limit.

Vince Young arrested for DUI

From Pro Football Talk:

Former NFL quarterback Vince Young was arrested for DWI in Texas early Monday morning, TMZ Sports reports.

Police pulled over Young around 4 a.m. He was booked into Fort Bend County Jail before posting bail and being released. Fort Bend County is a suburb of Houston, Young’s hometown.

Young, 35 pleaded no contest to drunk driving in 2016 and was sentenced to 18 months probation. He later apologized and said he “understood the seriousness of the situation,” according to TMZ.

Darren McFadden arrested for DUI after falling asleep in Drive-Thru lane

From KFSM:

Former Arkansas and Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden was reportedly arrested for driving drunk at a Texas Whataburger, according to our affilate CBS 11 out of Dallas.

The tabloid website TMZ first broke the story on Monday (Jan. 21) reporting that McFadden, 31, was asleep around midnight behind the wheel of a 2019 GMC Yukon in the drive-thru at the Whataburger on West University Drive.

CBS 11 says that McFadden resisted officers during the arrest, and it’s being reported that his drivers side and passenger windows were smashed during the incident.

McFadden is free on a $2,000 bond and faces charges of DWI and resisting arrest, according to Collin County jail records.

Earlier this month, McFadden was announced as an inductee for the 2019 National Football Foundation’s College Football Hall of Fame.