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Robert Quinn arrested on drunk driving charges

Robert Quinn,  Chris Long AP

Rams defensive end Robert Quinn was arrested on drunk driving charges earlier this month, according to KSDK.

The station reports Quinn was pulled over on July 10 in Florissant, a northern suburb of St. Louis. He was charged with DWI and two other charges, and posted bond and was released that night.

That’s the extent of the report at the moment, and it’s unclear why it took more than a week to come to light.

The 14th overall pick last year, Quinn had a so-so rookie year, with 23 tackles and 5.0 sacks, starting one game.

(UPDATE: 3:40 p.m.) The Rams issued the following statement Thursday afternoon: “The Rams and the NFL office are aware of the situation regarding Robert Quinn. We take such matters very seriously, and we will act accordingly once the legal process plays out.”

 

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26 Responses to “Robert Quinn arrested on drunk driving charges”
  1. blackandbluedivision says: Jul 19, 2012 1:03 PM

    Idle time is the devil’s playground.

  2. Kaz says: Jul 19, 2012 1:08 PM

    “That’s the extent of the report at the moment, and it’s unclear why it took more than a week to come to light.”

    Because he’s not a Bengal.

  3. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jul 19, 2012 1:10 PM

    Keep your children inside until training camps open!

  4. douglamply says: Jul 19, 2012 1:10 PM

    Make him wear Leonard Littles number as a punishment.

  5. schoolchoice2011 says: Jul 19, 2012 1:11 PM

    This getting sickening!! It is only a matter of time before a player kills a person from driving drunk. I still remember the Browns player that killed that kid when he lost control of his car. The NFL should fine these guys $1 million every time they get a DUI. That would stop all of this foolishness.

  6. finfanrb23 says: Jul 19, 2012 1:15 PM

    It’s getting to the point where it just may be easier to name which players haven’t been arrested….

  7. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 19, 2012 1:16 PM

    If you play football and have already had a brain tumor, you probably have a free pass in these matters.

  8. Davo says: Jul 19, 2012 1:18 PM

    Holy crap guys, it’s not hard – if you’re going out drinking, leave the car behind! Don’t even bring it.

  9. rod1026 says: Jul 19, 2012 1:20 PM

    Is he being mentored by Leonard Little?

  10. acdc363 says: Jul 19, 2012 1:23 PM

    Well its a good thing they terminated that whole designates driver program!

  11. eaglesandravens says: Jul 19, 2012 1:23 PM

    is it just me, or has this offseason been worse in terms of arrests than the lockout offseason?

  12. stlrams39 says: Jul 19, 2012 1:31 PM

    If you make that much money, how can you not afford a cab (or limo) ride home? Hoping he won’t face a suspension cuz he’s a big part of our defense. And his “so-so” season was cuz he didn’t start cuz Spags is an idiot.

  13. micronole says: Jul 19, 2012 1:38 PM

    Between this guy and Janoris Jenkins, new Rams staff off to a great start!

  14. kosarsmyidol says: Jul 19, 2012 1:47 PM

    Does the CBA prevent teams from incorporating language regarding arrests into contracts? If players were to lose future bonuses or have to repay past bonuses in the event of an arrest, they would be more responsible.

  15. njsteelersfan says: Jul 19, 2012 1:55 PM

    Nevermind bring in scrubs as refs after Goodell gets done suspending all of these player player the teams are going to need scrubs . Its going to be like playing 7 on 7

  16. wjoinfo says: Jul 19, 2012 1:59 PM

    It’s already happened, Donte Stalworth was suspended a year for hitting and killing a pedestrian while driving drunk..

  17. crik911 says: Jul 19, 2012 2:35 PM

    I honestly can not believe this is still happening, Don’t these guys realize its much cooler to just have a limo drive you around? Or at the very least a driver in your pimped out car? I just dont understand it!

  18. catquick says: Jul 19, 2012 3:41 PM

    As a whole, there are less arrests for DWI in the NFL than the public at large. It just seems like the NFL has more because it makes the news. Which welder got a DWI in Des Moines last night? No one knows, no one cares. I haven’t had a drink in 18 years, but I prob could have gotten between 3-5K DWI’s in my life. Never had a crash or got a ticket. Times were different then. Most of you guys carping have driven drunk, or your brother, dad, sister, son, etc has. Judge not so harshly lest ye come under the same punishment. These guys get in a lot more trouble than the average Joe as it is.

  19. catquick says: Jul 19, 2012 3:42 PM

    2,880 players in camp next week. 10 offseason DWI’s. Thats remarkably low to me.

  20. canjura says: Jul 19, 2012 3:49 PM

    I guess the NFL thinks its easier to get the negative publicity by having all these drunk drivers than it is to bring back the DD program they offered before. Stupidity.

  21. hawkforlife says: Jul 19, 2012 4:06 PM

    I know I’ll take heat for this and as much as I dislike drunk drivers, domestic violence and all the other stupid behavior the calls for NFL suspensions and huge fines by the NFL for something that happens off the field is getting out of hand.

    Why should players be any different than stock brokers, store clerks or bartenders. You screw up and the law takes care of it and you go back to work.

    In the case of bankers and stock brokers maybe the law doesn’t apply but the rest of us don’t have these kinds of penalties attached by our employers. These punishments don’t seem to be having any effect other than enriching the league offices.

  22. clu1perceiver says: Jul 19, 2012 4:10 PM

    Remember Ray Lewis’s prediction last year that players were going to lose it during the lockout? Well what he foresaw happened one season later. Without the structure and discipline of training camp environment way too many of these players have little to positively occupy their time.

  23. racksie says: Jul 19, 2012 4:15 PM

    This has got to be a record setting offseason for the NFL. These guys can’t stay out of their own way.

  24. rams1999 says: Jul 19, 2012 4:19 PM

    hawkforlife says:
    Jul 19, 2012 4:06 PM
    I know I’ll take heat for this and as much as I dislike drunk drivers, domestic violence and all the other stupid behavior the calls for NFL suspensions and huge fines by the NFL for something that happens off the field is getting out of hand.

    Why should players be any different than stock brokers, store clerks or bartenders. You screw up and the law takes care of it and you go back to work.

    In the case of bankers and stock brokers maybe the law doesn’t apply but the rest of us don’t have these kinds of penalties attached by our employers. These punishments don’t seem to be having any effect other than enriching the league offices.
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    Agreed !..Now, why oh why do all these idiots(and im a Ram fan) go out driving drunk. All these young fools have enough $ to have a kiss butt type of friend or hire urself a driver if you plan on getting high or drunk. Also, i beleive that if it wasnt for our ignorant society, most players would smoke weed( god its so harmless) instead of getting “high” on alcohol and would not put the public in danger. All smart people know that alcohol is by far worse than alcohol. But since the NFL drug tests, most players have that rationale to drink because its legal….oh when will people get it together?

  25. cwwgk says: Jul 19, 2012 4:23 PM

    It was the NFLPA which disbanded the designated driver program not the NFL. Can’t wait to hear the union complain about Goodell’s supposed abuse of power after he suspends one of these guys.

  26. mrpowers88 says: Jul 19, 2012 4:35 PM

    From the Rams’ perspective, this must solely be Janoris Jenkins’s fault. Has to be

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