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Report: Ronnie Brown arrested for DUI

For the third time this offseason, a Miami Dolphin is in trouble with the law.

Running back Ronnie Brown was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Atlanta Friday night, according to Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald.  Brown was released from jail Saturday morning.

Brown was pulled over when he made a lane change without using his blinker.  The fifth-year player, who is recovering from a fracture in his foot, is reportedly “distraught” over the arrest.

He’s still expected to show for the start of the team’s offseason conditioning program Monday.

With no prior arrest record or any known substance abuse problems, Brown doesn’t appear to be at immediate risk of a league suspension.

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47 Responses to “Report: Ronnie Brown arrested for DUI”
  1. mrzazz41387 says: Mar 21, 2010 11:11 PM

    Come on Miami, get it together, I want both of our teams ahead of the Patriots this year. You guys keep pulling Plaxicos, shooting yourselves in the foot.

  2. nfl_follies says: Mar 21, 2010 11:12 PM

    So much for a new contract Ronnie….dumb-ass!

  3. jallen69 says: Mar 21, 2010 11:14 PM

    reset the blotter!

  4. ChunkyAssVomit says: Mar 21, 2010 11:14 PM

    You can reset that arrest timer now.

  5. thecrazytomato says: Mar 21, 2010 11:14 PM

    Suspend him for a year.

  6. funi says: Mar 21, 2010 11:16 PM

    He is GUILTY! Suspend him 4 games, he committed a crime and could have killed someone! Treat him like you would treat Ben, wait Ben is not proven guilty, Ronnie Brown is!!

  7. crackbubba says: Mar 21, 2010 11:18 PM

    The Dolphins are turning into the Bengals? What has the world come to? Pacman has found his long lost home now!

  8. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Mar 21, 2010 11:18 PM

    Aw man, c’mon Ronnie. Up until now, you’ve been a total class act. Strike one isn’t the end of the world, but let’s pull our cranium from our rectum from now on.

  9. Maddest Caddie says: Mar 21, 2010 11:21 PM

    Btw you can tell this article wasn’t written by Florio because it isn’t wagging its finger with an air of superiority from way up high on its pedestal.

  10. HamBurghlar says: Mar 21, 2010 11:24 PM

    FINALLY… someone to talk about for 15 minutes until the next Roethlisberger non-story!

  11. GoBrowns19 says: Mar 21, 2010 11:27 PM

    And marijuana is the illegal one of the two.

  12. Lord Breesus Christ says: Mar 21, 2010 11:28 PM

    Suspicion of DUI, could be reduced to a traffic violation.

  13. Fonetik says: Mar 21, 2010 11:29 PM

    Time to reset the counter!

  14. sniperhare says: Mar 21, 2010 11:30 PM

    Stupid. These guys are millionaires, why can’t they spend a few bucks on a taxi?
    Would have thought Stallworth’s lucky break would have made them wise up.

  15. spudz says: Mar 21, 2010 11:34 PM

    Drunk on the way to the offseason conditioning program…..what a tool

  16. domsdad says: Mar 21, 2010 11:35 PM

    The new Bengals!

  17. RayDaMayor says: Mar 21, 2010 11:36 PM

    Distraught over his arrest……or just another dumbass driving drunk.
    Take your pick.

  18. MIAfinfan1993 says: Mar 21, 2010 11:39 PM

    dammmmmm ronnie u got all all that money u jus gotta call a cab and not worry bout it but ay ronnie brown is going to have atleast 1400 yards this 2010 season no joke this guys is one of the hardest players to tacke in the nfl and if can stay healthy all year he will be a threat on offense but GOO MIAMII got get brandon marshall and and make good draft picks and we are superbowl bound!!!!!!!!!!

  19. SuperNintendoChalmers says: Mar 21, 2010 11:40 PM

    He was pulled over for not using a turn signal when he changed lanes? I didn’t know that was a law.

  20. Toadfish says: Mar 21, 2010 11:44 PM

    So there you have it. Ricky’s the smoker. Ronnie’s the drinker. Now all they need is for lousaka polite to pick up a prostitute! Would be quite the interesting backfield.

  21. AbeFreshly says: Mar 21, 2010 11:49 PM

    ” Brown was pulled over when he made a lane change without using his blinker.”
    I guess he forgot to use his blinker, so he must be drunk. Let’s pull him over, give him a ticket, then go get a donut.
    I was reading on MSN that all new cars are going to have computer chips in them which can signal to a satellite when you are driving over the speed limit. Thus, they won’t even have to pull you over anymore. You will automatically receive a ticket a few days later.

  22. MikeBorio says: Mar 21, 2010 11:50 PM

    What’s the big deal? He was just running the WildTurkeyCat.

  23. Perfect Phinish says: Mar 21, 2010 11:52 PM

    Stallworth’s lucky break? Ha! How about his high priced lawyer and the men in black working behind the scenes in the NFL to keep the game going…and he isn’t guilty yet. Could still be reduced…if his lawyer knows anyone in ATL

  24. Ben Roetlisbunger says: Mar 21, 2010 11:55 PM

    “He is GUILTY! Suspend him 4 games, he committed a crime and could have killed someone! Treat him like you would treat Ben, wait Ben is not proven guilty, Ronnie Brown is!!”
    No he isn’t. He was only arrested. Brown is entitled to a trial.

  25. litemater says: Mar 21, 2010 11:56 PM

    The Dolphins are going all – WILDCAT – in the Crime World……

  26. DolphinDan says: Mar 21, 2010 11:58 PM

    I have said it for every other player on every other team that has done this so here goes. Ronnie Brown should be suspended for the first 8 games of the season given this is his first offense. 2nd offense should be a year. There is no excuse for not calling a cab or limo when you have the kind of money they do.
    GO DOLPHINS

  27. Matt Cribbin says: Mar 21, 2010 11:58 PM

    I wish somebody would just say “I feel like an idiot,” as their official response on a matter like this. Not, “I feel distraught.” Right, sure you do.

  28. BlueEyeDevils says: Mar 22, 2010 12:00 AM

    He’s black – of course he will get suspended……….
    Ha ha ha

  29. Fonetik says: Mar 22, 2010 12:10 AM

    @SuperNintendoChalmers
    You’re… kidding, right? You can’t really be that dumb, can you?

  30. Tim says: Mar 22, 2010 12:11 AM

    Dolphins need a players shuttle

  31. Huskersrule says: Mar 22, 2010 12:12 AM

    He is GUILTY! Suspend him 4 games, he committed a crime and could have killed someone! Treat him like you would treat Ben, wait Ben is not proven guilty, Ronnie Brown is!!
    I am no brown fan, and I think he is probably guilty however he was arrested for “suspicion of DUI”, so you sir are wrong. However I do agree he will eventually be proven guilty or plead guilty.

  32. Colts18 says: Mar 22, 2010 12:29 AM

    Upon being pulled over, a distraught Ronnie Brown looked at the officer in the eye and calmly told him “its ok, I know Jim Bob Cooter”

  33. Dolphan says: Mar 22, 2010 12:32 AM

    Im sure we can expect more of these stories if they draft Dez Bryant….

  34. i keeps a private jet says: Mar 22, 2010 12:57 AM

    he didn’t even run any ladies over?
    Signed,
    Marshawn Lynch

  35. bluehaze says: Mar 22, 2010 1:14 AM

    If it was anyone else i’d just call them an idiot but Ronnie Brown has been a choir boy his entire career. That coupled with “suspicion of DUI” sort of leads me to believe he was just in the wrong part of town and some cops wanted to harass him. Should be interesting to see what comes of this.

  36. NinerNation says: Mar 22, 2010 1:34 AM

    If he said he was “distraught”, that means he’s guilty. If he was innocent, it would have been something like, “Outraged”.

  37. oh the usual says: Mar 22, 2010 1:35 AM

    A)Suspicion of DUI does not mean too much at this point
    B)Even if it was a DUI, it just kinda proves one more time, that DUIs affect people from all walks of life: whether they be rich or poor, model citizen or not, whatever race. This does not make Ronnie Brown a bad dude, we’ve seen throughout his career that he is one of the good ones, and usually goes about things the right way. Momentary lapse in judgement, that I doubt will be a part of a bigger problem with this guy. Not a Dolphins fan, but I do think this guy needs people to look at his situation reasonably.
    Not to mention: Dude was pulled over for not putting on his blinker while changing lanes…the cop was looking to give someone a DUI.

  38. FinFan says: Mar 22, 2010 3:18 AM

    Poor Ronnie! Here I thought he was the model athlete for todays idiot football players. Apparently the NFL is one big party!?
    Why not just hand every dolphin a DUI and get it over and done with.
    WILD TURKEY

  39. Chapnasty2 says: Mar 22, 2010 7:12 AM

    “He is GUILTY! Suspend him 4 games, he committed a crime and could have killed someone! Treat him like you would treat Ben, wait Ben is not proven guilty, Ronnie Brown is!!”
    As much as I hate fat Ben and his complete over rated football ability, to say that Ronnie Brown is guilty without a trial is just as bad as saying the fat terd from Pittsburgh is guilty.
    @ blueeye
    Didn’t they take your ability to post away yet? Racist idiot.

  40. Thor says: Mar 22, 2010 8:28 AM

    Nobody in Atlanta uses their turn signal.

  41. It puts the lotion on the skin says: Mar 22, 2010 8:43 AM

    Not using his turn signal doesnt mean he was drunk, it simply means he is black….LMFAO
    Just kidding, here are plenty of white assholes that are too lazy to move their arm and hit the lever as well….

  42. Dude17 says: Mar 22, 2010 9:05 AM

    He was pulled over because he didn’t us a signal to change lanes? Sounds like a cop looking for a reason to pull over a minority. Doesn’t excuse him if he truly was DUI, but jeez, a little less obvious on the racial profiling please.

  43. Maul says: Mar 22, 2010 9:35 AM

    I live in upstate NY, so things may be different here, but I do have (as most of us do) several friends with DWIs. Almost all of them are white; almost all of them were pulled over for failing to signal. One guy was even pulled over for failing to signal while merging (not a violation where I live). He beat the merging ticket, but still went down for his DWI (BAC 0.9).
    DWB is a real thing (which is why he should learn to signal properly), but to automatically label this incident as such is shortsighted at best. To me it sounds like Ronnie suffered a lapse of judgment. Good guy, bad night.

  44. Michael LaRocca says: Mar 22, 2010 10:02 AM

    Yes, you’re once
    Twice
    Three times an alky
    And I lo-ove you
    (Karaoke night at PFT! Everybody sing!)

  45. It puts the lotion on the skin says: Mar 22, 2010 10:07 AM

    # Dude17 says: March 22, 2010 9:05 AM
    He was pulled over because he didn’t us a signal to change lanes? Sounds like a cop looking for a reason to pull over a minority. Doesn’t excuse him if he truly was DUI, but jeez, a little less obvious on the racial profiling please.
    _________________________________
    Seriously, why does everyone always assume it is about race???? I really want to know, I cant figure it out. I am white, grew up in a white community, and if you are driving round, at 3 am, and you dont signal a lane change, guess what happens?? You get pulled over.
    It isnt racial profiling. The majority of people on the road at 3 am, are drunk, plain and simple. So the cops wait until you do something to give them a reason to pull you over. Failing to properly signal a lane change, is all it takes for them to have a reason to pull you over.
    Here are some ideas, 1, dont drive after drinking, 2 dont drive like an asshole while you are sober, because when you are drunk, you have created a habit that gives the cops a reason to pull you over.
    ****Side note**** If your windows are tinted so dark that no one can see the color of the skin of the person operating the vehicle, how is racial profiling???

  46. texasPHINSfan says: Mar 22, 2010 10:57 AM

    “SuperNintendoChalmers says:
    March 21, 2010 11:40 PM
    He was pulled over for not using a turn signal when he changed lanes? I didn’t know that was a law.”
    In Florida that is not a primary traffic offense. Apparently in Georgia, it is. You are only required to signal when changing directions, not lanes.
    I would rather have heard he was pulled over for swerving or running a red light than changing lanes without signalling – weak offense. Also sad that people are convincting him here and talking about 8 games suspension – you guys know the difference between being arrested for DUI and being arrested for the suspicion of DUI, right?
    Ronnie will get a lawyer & get off of the charges. If he was definitely drunk he would have been charged with an actual DUI.

  47. bunbun says: Mar 22, 2010 2:04 PM

    1st arrest is 1 year suspension without pay/play.
    2nd arrest is 5 year suspension w/o pay/play.
    3rd is lifetime w/o pay/play.
    If Timmy wants to drink let him pay for a cab ride.

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