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Ex-Falcons running back Jamal Anderson arrested for drunk driving

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Former Falcons running back Jamal Anderson, the onetime star who did the “Dirty Bird” and led the Falcons to their only Super Bowl, has been arrested for drunk driving.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Anderson was arrested by DeKalb County police on Sunday morning. He was pulled over at 4:30 a.m. for driving so slowly that he was impeding traffic, and officers who concluded that he was drunk took him to Dekalb County Jail. He was released later that day.

In 1998 Anderson had one of the great seasons for a running back in NFL history, carrying 410 times for 1,846 yards as the best player on the team that won the NFC Championship. But he suffered a serious knee injury in Week 2 of the following season and was never the same player again.

Anderson has had multiple off-field problems since his playing career ended. In 2009 he was arrested and charged with cocaine and marijuana possession, although those charges were later dropped. This year a report emerged that he owes the IRS $1.1 million. He also joined one of the many lawsuits against the NFL, saying he expects to have problems in the future from head injuries suffered on the field.

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29 Responses to “Ex-Falcons running back Jamal Anderson arrested for drunk driving”
  1. doe22us says: Jun 25, 2012 7:19 PM

    Looser status is in full-effect, these guys are jokes.

  2. blackandbluedivision says: Jun 25, 2012 7:31 PM

    Former Falcons running back Jamal Anderson, the onetime star who did the “Dirty Bird” and led the Falcons to their only Super Bowl,

    __________________________

    Yup that’s all he’s famous for.

  3. broncobrewer says: Jun 25, 2012 7:32 PM

    It was the concussions fault

  4. monosylab1k says: Jun 25, 2012 7:59 PM

    considering who we’re talking about here, this could not be less surprising.

  5. cowboyscanada says: Jun 25, 2012 8:00 PM

    Im stunned!!! Another NFL guy in trouble with the cops!!

  6. pftstory says: Jun 25, 2012 8:14 PM

    Yep..the biggest benefit of the concussion lawsuits… 1) I was too stupid to know what I was doing could hurt me, but I expected other people to know everything about it. So give me money. 2) I can do any stupid thing and blame it on the concussions.

    He hasn’t done #2 yet, from what I’ve heard, but it is coming.

  7. pacificnw7722 says: Jun 25, 2012 8:17 PM

    “He also joined one of the many lawsuits against the NFL, saying he expects to have problems in the future.”

    This guy could have KILLED someone!

    Maybe his brain is pickled from drinking…

  8. northshoresaint9 says: Jun 25, 2012 8:27 PM

    …Bummer dude. Failcants’ strike again. :-o

  9. jpietrefesa says: Jun 25, 2012 9:09 PM

    Yes because the coke and alcohol will have no effect on his brain therefore the NFL is definitely responsible

  10. slayer1224 says: Jun 25, 2012 9:11 PM

    Super Bowl losers!!!

  11. beerbudsnbevo says: Jun 25, 2012 9:13 PM

    Dey see me rollin’

    Dey hatin’, dey patrolin’

    Tryin’ to catch me ridin’ dirty

  12. monetdali says: Jun 25, 2012 9:17 PM

    Pretty soon these ex-players will be suing the NFL for DUI’s.

  13. pftcensorssuck says: Jun 25, 2012 9:18 PM

    Wonder how damaged his brain will get from driving into a pole, drunk?

  14. pekkle007 says: Jun 25, 2012 9:29 PM

    Blame the concussions here, ppl.

  15. captainsexy says: Jun 25, 2012 9:34 PM

    What ever happened to the DE Jamal Anderson? You know, the one that they took over Adrian Peterson

  16. jacobslatter says: Jun 25, 2012 9:35 PM

    RB Craig Heyward of the Falcons was called “Ironhead”. Jamal Anderson deserves “Melonhead”.

  17. benchwarmer69 says: Jun 25, 2012 9:44 PM

    “This year a report emerged that he owes the IRS $1.1 million.”

    -I didn’t know the IRS sold cocaine, pot, and liquor too.

  18. realfootballfan says: Jun 25, 2012 9:45 PM

    This guy is a disaster. Drunk driving, smoking crack in a restaurant bathroom, etc.

  19. commonsensedude says: Jun 25, 2012 10:44 PM

    From Anderson’s Wikipedia article: “Anderson was arrested in February 2009 on suspicion of cocaine possession. Atlanta police said that Anderson and another man were snorting cocaine off the toilet bowl in the restroom of the Peachtree Tavern nightclub.”

    I think he’s already shown signs of brain damage. And before he should blame football or the NFL for his cognitive difficulties, he might want to stop the drugs and alcohol first and THEN look for other possible culprits.

  20. dlw492 says: Jun 25, 2012 11:33 PM

    I wonder if he offered to do the Dirty Bird to the officer?

  21. freedogin says: Jun 25, 2012 11:35 PM

    Soccer Folks trying watching it! Its the real football with out all the steroids and fat… Not to mention all the arrests! Love and Peace Yall!!!

  22. pacodawg says: Jun 26, 2012 12:10 AM

    Impeding traffic at 430 am? Really?

  23. bluelifer says: Jun 26, 2012 12:14 AM

    Who cares alot of people do it and most of you morons either have done it or know some one who has the only way you stop is when you get caught stop heing so critical of these guys and look in the mirror there human beings

  24. fumblenuts says: Jun 26, 2012 12:16 AM

    Drunk driving and snorting cocaine off the toilet bowl in the restroom of the Peachtree Tavern nightclub.

    Just your average every day sh$t head……

  25. blacknyellablacknyella says: Jun 26, 2012 12:29 AM

    “snorting cocaine off the toilet bowl in the restroom of the . . . nightclub”?!

    i can instantly think of over a thousand things i’d rather snort cocaine off of than a public toilet.

  26. covercorner says: Jun 26, 2012 12:38 AM

    Who will run the ball for the Falcons this season? This is a huge NFL news story.

  27. squatch9 says: Jun 26, 2012 1:35 AM

    “He also joined one of the many lawsuits against the NFL, saying he expects to have problems in the future from head injuries suffered on the field.”

    Sorry, but this reads like a lawyer or publicist is floating a trial balloon.

  28. smstonerock says: Jun 26, 2012 1:43 AM

    You dirty little bird you.

  29. realfootballfan says: Jun 26, 2012 11:00 AM

    bluelifer

    Ah, no I haven’t. Nor do I know anyone dumb enough to do it.

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