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Broncos kicker Matt Prater arrested for driving drunk

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Mike Vanderjagt may be long gone, but we have another kicker that got liquored up.

Matt Prater was arrested for driving under the influence last week in the Denver area, according to the Denver Post.  He’s charged with DUI and fleeing the scene of an accident.

We have to assume the Broncos were aware of the 10-day-old incident.

Prater kicked in Thursday night’s preseason opener, hitting all three of his field goals.

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39 Responses to “Broncos kicker Matt Prater arrested for driving drunk”
  1. phillyphever says: Aug 12, 2011 4:34 PM

    Where was this clip in the story?

  2. steelernationisstartingitsownleague says: Aug 12, 2011 4:35 PM

    LOL! The Steelers definitely don’t want this guy. Onwards…

  3. tjacks7 says: Aug 12, 2011 4:36 PM

    And I thought Bill Gramatica celebrated too much after hitting a field goal.

  4. eaglesfan290 says: Aug 12, 2011 4:36 PM

    He is on the Bronco’s isn’t that a reason to drink?

  5. kingmj4891 says: Aug 12, 2011 4:43 PM

    Denvers calling Detroit about Rayner right now….

  6. chc4 says: Aug 12, 2011 4:44 PM

    Okay, so 10 days Tebow was still the presumed starter in Denver. Maybe Prater figured he didn’t need to be in game shape… ever… since the likelihood of that offense ever getting in FG range was so slim.

  7. mimitaroo says: Aug 12, 2011 4:46 PM

    Looks like the holder is checking out his ass

  8. nonstory says: Aug 12, 2011 4:46 PM

    That’s cool. Party bro!!!

  9. damnskins703 says: Aug 12, 2011 4:48 PM

    Should listen to Tebow he will lead you in the right direction

  10. cbass59 says: Aug 12, 2011 4:50 PM

    This is a job for Tim Teabow!

  11. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Aug 12, 2011 4:51 PM

    Partying with Hines Ward is never a good idea

  12. 808raiderinparadise says: Aug 12, 2011 4:52 PM

    The whole Tebow controversary is taking its toll on his teamates. He was drinking to numb himself from the media regarding Tebow. God Bless.

  13. holeinone09 says: Aug 12, 2011 4:57 PM

    This guy using the @steelernationisstartingitsownleague ID is nothing more than a completely insane unemployed jerkoff who posts from his local library, impersonating a Steeler fan merely to incite non-Steeler fans. This is at least his second tribute ID. But I assume you all knew that already.

    A Steeler fan

  14. firerosenthalthebastard says: Aug 12, 2011 4:58 PM

    I’ve said it before the Broncos commit way more crimes these days then the Raiders.

  15. eaglessuperfan says: Aug 12, 2011 5:03 PM

    We all are very quick to judge on a DUI. Day after day millions of places host happy hour and countless people drive home “drunk”. Many of the people who will bash him and others do this every week. This is a societal issue and something we need to all be more vigilant to address. A Designated driver is almost a joke anymore and I really wonder why.

  16. seneca1ss says: Aug 12, 2011 5:04 PM

    BREAKING NEWS: thats a misdomeanor like stealing a pack of gum

  17. blchaney69 says: Aug 12, 2011 5:06 PM

    Why is it that there has Benn Several DUI arrests SINCE hines Ward’s, yet I havent heard anyone bashing those guys half as much as they did Ward? Must be a whole Heck of a lot of Jealous Steeler Hater’s out there.. Guess i’d be a miserable SOB if I chose a crappy team to support!!!
    HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!!!!

  18. 3octaveFart says: Aug 12, 2011 5:09 PM

    I guess he doesn’t like the new kickoff rules then either…

  19. 3octaveFart says: Aug 12, 2011 5:11 PM

    holeinone09 says: Aug 12, 2011 4:57 PM

    “This guy using the @steelernationisstartingitsownleague ID is nothing more than a completely insane unemployed jerkoff who posts from his local library, impersonating a Steeler fan”

    FWIW, he’s doing it to Jets fans too…

  20. anotherringofsteel says: Aug 12, 2011 5:16 PM

    He might post from his local library but that is only because they allow only five books to be checked out at a time. He enjoys reading each of the SIX books on Steeler Super Bowl victories…

    Soon to be seven

  21. upperdecker19 says: Aug 12, 2011 5:17 PM

    I’ll drink to that….

    Regards,
    L. Lohan

  22. pack93z says: Aug 12, 2011 5:21 PM

    Mike Vanderjagt should be happy… there is a new drunk kicker in the league.

  23. wizahdry says: Aug 12, 2011 5:22 PM

    Why did it take 10 days for PFT to find out this dirt? Thought this was the TMZ of NFL..

  24. shaunymac424 says: Aug 12, 2011 5:23 PM

    The best kicker drunk driving story has to be Pete Stoyanovich. He was drunk in an IHOP back when he was still the kicker with the Fins and the cops actually drove him home so he would avoid any trouble. When they left, Petey decided to drive back to IHOP, just to say, “See, I’m not that drunk!” Needless to say, he was arrested for DUI.

  25. mrclearview says: Aug 12, 2011 5:27 PM

    blchaney69 says:
    Aug 12, 2011 5:06 PM
    Why is it that there has Benn Several DUI arrests SINCE hines Ward’s, yet I havent heard anyone bashing those guys half as much as they did Ward? Must be a whole Heck of a lot of Jealous Steeler Hater’s out there.. Guess i’d be a miserable SOB if I chose a crappy team to support!!!
    HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!!!!

    Probably because most other players don’t walk around with that goofy a** smile on their face all the time. Plus it’s just funnier when it happens to the Steelers. The “class” of the NFL.

  26. hobartbaker says: Aug 12, 2011 5:36 PM

    “Do you know who I am!”

    “Who are you?”

    “I play football for the Broncos.”.

    “Book ‘im!”.

  27. deepseabreeze says: Aug 12, 2011 5:37 PM

    Maybe he was upset because Tebow tried to lead the kickers in prayer during practice…

  28. blchaney69 says: Aug 12, 2011 5:40 PM

    @MRCLEARVIEW
    Well, Iall I can say is that when your team Wins Championships and is a constant contender, you tend to walk around with a goofy smile..Guess it just sucks to be you!!

  29. beeroncos says: Aug 12, 2011 5:41 PM

    Even kickers get paid enough for a driver or taxi…

  30. briang123 says: Aug 12, 2011 5:53 PM

    Except for one person, no one has noticed that Prater has been ignored because he is white, yet Ward and other black players are crucified like they killed someone. The Tea Paetty mentality that is sweeping this country is a disgrace and it is about time someone did something about it. The rise of unfair treatment to minorities (as well as women and gays) needs to end, even if we have to start jailing people.

  31. deepseabreeze says: Aug 12, 2011 6:08 PM

    I wonder if Tebow tried to lead him in prayer before his breathalyzer test

  32. seanathan297 says: Aug 12, 2011 6:11 PM

    Yep, Prater’s drunk driving has been ignored because he is white. It has nothing to do with him being a kicker. Nor the fact that no one outside of Denver has ever heard of him. It’s gotta be a race thing…

  33. mrclearview says: Aug 12, 2011 6:34 PM

    @blchaney69

    You’re right. Pittsburgh does win championships. I’m not a total Steeler hater and can admit that they are a good team. I just really don’t like Hines Ward.

  34. jetsarestacked says: Aug 12, 2011 6:40 PM

    braylon edwards’ dui got waaaaay more play than hines wards’. you would have thought he raped and murdered a little kid after it happened.

  35. savannahrose44 says: Aug 12, 2011 6:41 PM

    Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb…dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, DUMB!

    No player should ever be in this situation…I recall a no questions asked safe ride home policy? If nothing else you make enough money to park your car and take a damn cab! I hope they don’t let this one walk away scott free.

  36. paulbrownsrevenge says: Aug 12, 2011 6:53 PM

    He’s probably depressed over the new kickoff rules. Better work on hang time so guys can get killed trying to catch a shorter kickoffs.

  37. dd393 says: Aug 12, 2011 8:16 PM

    At least he’s used to wearing an orange jumpsuit.

  38. roxtar10 says: Aug 12, 2011 8:17 PM

    I like how they brought in Colquitt to create competition but said the job was Prater’s to lose.

    Now how could he possibly do that???

  39. ch53es4 says: Aug 12, 2011 9:53 PM

    Colquitt is the punter. Hauschka is the competition.

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