The Associated Press (AP) reports Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday after spending one day in jail for a Arizona DUI arrest in 2013. According to reports released by the West Mesa Justice Court, Donovan McNabb entered the jail on Wednesday and left Thursday Morning.
Information about Donovan McNabb DUI arrest
Donovan McNabb was arrested in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Phoenix last year. The arrest, which was made December 15, 2013, occurred after he was stopped on Loop 101 freeway just after 3 a.m. According to a copy of the police citation report, Donovan McNabb was stopped driving 81 mph in a 65-mph zone in his Range Rover. He was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, despite no information about his blood alcohol or BAC concentration on the arrest report.
After the arrest, he pled guilty on March 27, 2013, and received a nine day suspended sentence. Information about the drunk driving arrest was released by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday morning. Information about the DUI arrest had not been previously reported prior to the release of his mug shot.
According to reports and a statement, the West Mesa Justice Court had issued an order to have Donovan McNabb held in a detention center on Wednesday of this week and would release him one day later. He was officially charged with a misdemeanor DUI. McNabb’s lawyer, Stephen Benedetto, who is Phoenix lawyer did not release any comments about the DUI arrest or the following detention of the former NFL quarterback.
Who is Donovan McNabb?
Donovan McNabb, the 6’2” quarterback from Chicago, Illinois, was drafted in the first round in 1999 by the Philadelphia Eagles. He was the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia eagles as a rookie and his winning percentage as a starter ranks near the top among active quarter backs.
Donovan was very successful and is credited with “resurrecting an Eagles franchise that finished 3-13 in 1998, the year before he joined the club.” He averaged ten wins per season and helped the Eagles make it to the postseason eight times. According to his website, “He also helped them win the NFC East Division five times, played in five NFC Championship Games, and had their first Super Bowl berth in 24 years.” In 2010, he was traded to the Washington Redskins. Later in 2011, he was traded to Minnesota.
He’s also known for work off the football field where he’s worked within the community to promote diabetes awareness and prevention as the national spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association. According to his website, he’s involved in a variety of events including, “scholarships to the Donovan McNabb Diabetes Camp for Kids, the DM5 All Star Kids Football Clinic, and holiday events at Thanksgiving and Christmas to benefit family shelters and underprivileged children.”
He is currently married to Raquel Nurse, in 2003 another standout athlete with several records for the Syracuse women’s basketball team. They have four children.
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