In response to a report that Packers tight end Spencer Havner wrecked his motorcycle, suffered a broken scapula, and was arrested for DUI, Havner’s agents have issued a denial that Havner has been charged.
“Spencer Havner suffered only minor injuries this weekend in an
accident, including a broken scapula, but he should be fully recovered
in short order,” Mark Humenik, Athletes First’s general counsel, said in
a statement, according to Tom Pelissero of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
“Despite unfounded media reports to the contrary,
he has not been charged criminally with driving under the influence of
alcohol or any other substance.”
Last night, Liz Kellar of TheUnion.com reported on the crash. Citing the California Highway Patrol, Kellar wrote that Havner was arrested at the hospital after he “was found to be under the influence.”
Here’s where it gets interesting — Pelissero reports that the agency “declined further comment” when asked if charges are still being contemplated or if Havner has been released from the hospital.
So it might just be a matter of timing or semantics. If charges aren’t being contemplated, Humenik or someone else at Athletes First should simply say so.