When Ravens linebacker Sergio Kindle was arrested Sunday for DUI, testing revealed a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.17 percent, according to the Baltimore Sun.
That’s twice the legal limit of 0.08.
Kindle says he was driving home with friends, which means either that they were foolish to ride with a drunk guy or that Kindle was the least drunk guy in the vehicle.
“I just want to apologize to the organization because I don’t want to bring a negative light to the team,” Kindle said. “It was my mistake. I can’t take it back now.”
Kindle’s rookie season was wiped out by a fractured skull suffered not long before training camp. He supposedly fell down a flight of stairs in the dark. The news of his 0.17 percent blood-alcohol concentration will serve only to fuel suspicion that he was fueled with the same kind of beverages at the time he suffered his head injury.
Kindle was arrested for DUI in 2007 and he crashed his car into a building two years later. In the latter case, he claimed he was texting while driving.
“He’s got a track record for making really poor decisions,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday, per the Sun. “He knows that. That’s a problem.”
It’s a problem for the player, and it’s a problem for the team that invested a second-round pick in him during the 2010 draft.