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Falcons receiver Weems arrested

The days without an arrest meter needs to be set back to zero again.

And once again, an Atlanta Falcon is the one in trouble.

Falcons receiver Eric Weems was arrested on November 16 and charged with a DUI.  He was out of jail the next day, and scored a touchdown against the Giants the following Sunday.

Weems’ teammate Jonathan Babineaux was arrested last week for felony marijuana possession, and was found to have lied to police repeatedly.  Then he lied to the public.

The latest Falcons arrest happened a month ago, but the team apparently didn’t know until Tuesday.

“We became aware of Eric’s situation on Tuesday morning,” coach Mike
Smith said. “We don’t like these kinds of incidents and
we’re disappointed.”

UPDATE: Weems has released a statement: “Unfortunately, I was involved in an incident on November 17, 2009. I am embarrassed about the situation and I sincerely apologize to the entire Atlanta Falcons organization and our great fans.”

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13 Responses to “Falcons receiver Weems arrested”
  1. Living_Legend says: Dec 16, 2009 8:10 PM

    Dirty Birds!!

  2. chapnasty says: Dec 16, 2009 8:14 PM

    I don’t think you can actually reset the meter because this was a month ago. Maybe you guys should be up on things.

  3. rjgreen3 says: Dec 16, 2009 8:16 PM

    oh well what’s new? kids with $$$$ = i can do what i want…….can’t i?

  4. chc36 says: Dec 16, 2009 8:18 PM

    Falcons are becoming the new bengals…

  5. IStateYourName says: Dec 16, 2009 8:33 PM

    Well maybe if you had the STANDINGS in Turd Watch, we could see the Birds are the new Bengals, otherwise its just an endless list of dumb jocks…
    The Standings was the whole point of TurdWatch.

  6. RavensFreak00 says: Dec 16, 2009 8:35 PM

    Was he selling weed?

  7. Quagmire says: Dec 16, 2009 8:37 PM

    What he said –
    “Unfortunately, I was involved in an incident on November 17, 2009. I am embarrassed about the situation and I sincerely apologize to the entire Atlanta Falcons organization and our great fans.”
    What he meant –
    I am embarrassed about the incident coming out.

  8. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Dec 16, 2009 9:44 PM

    AAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWwwwwwwwww……. Eric Weems is a pretty good kick returner, sorta like Adam Jennings but with talent…….He has apologized so we including the NFL can all forget this incident ever happened…….Eric Weems is ready to bust out on his returns & a touchdown in this next 3 games is on it’s way…….

  9. Mean D says: Dec 16, 2009 10:23 PM

    Arthur Blank condones the turds. It will only get worse for this dirty franchise.

  10. chunky soupy sales says: Dec 17, 2009 12:26 AM

    Oh well, at least he has an instant fanbase in that city,

  11. mnmaverick says: Dec 17, 2009 2:42 AM

    They were just doing the “Dirty Bird” and got a little carried away.

  12. Kevin from Philly says: Dec 17, 2009 9:13 AM

    In the jail cell, the tiny jail cell, a Falcon sleeps tonight.
    A-weems away, a weems away…

  13. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Dec 17, 2009 9:56 AM

    ♪ A-Weems will stay, A-Weems will stay, A-Weems will stay, A-Weems will stay…♪

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