Like most teams, the Falcons have historically let the legal system run its course before disciplining a player. The NFL confirmed that Babineaux’s arrest for possession of marijuana will be reviewed under the league’s substance abuse policy.
“Unfortunately, since it is a legal matter, I will not be able to
comment further at this time, but my family and I have faith that you
will see, I’m not guilty of these charges,” Babineaux said in a statement Friday night.
Atlanta’s thin defensive line needs Babineaux, but he’s just one of many Falcons with uncertain availability Sunday.
Matt Ryan and Michael Turner are game-time decisions for the Falcons in a game Atlanta needs to win for any playoff hopes.
Also questionable: left tackle Sam Baker (elbow), right guard Harvey Dahl (ankle), wide
receiver Michael Jenkins (ankle), center Todd McClure (knee), tackle
Will Svitek (ankle) and wide receiver Roddy White (knee).