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Falcons issue perfunctory statement regarding Turner arrest

Atlanta Falcons' Turner lunges for touchdown past Denver Broncos defense during NFL football game in Atlanta Reuters

It had been 38 days since an NFL player was arrested, so maybe some of you forgot the routine.

Step one, player gets arrested.

Step two, mug shot emerges.

Step three, team issues meaningless, perfunctory statement acknowledging the arrest.

So here’s the Falcons’ statement regarding the arrest of running back Michael Turner:  “We are aware of the situation involving Michael and are in the process of gathering more information.  Because this is now a legal matter, the club will have no further comment at this time.”

The incident falls within the confines of the league’s substance-abuse policy.  For a first offense, Turner will likely be fined two games if/when he is convicted or pleads guilty.  Barring aggravating circumstances, there will be no suspension.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Turner was driving 97 miles per hour in a 65-mph zone.  Given his alleged intoxication, that could possibly be regarded as an aggravating circumstance.

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8 Responses to “Falcons issue perfunctory statement regarding Turner arrest”
  1. radtrigger says: Sep 18, 2012 10:37 AM

    “Hey Mike Smith, lookie me I can still go fast!! Use me more pleaseeeee” – Michael Turner

  2. geraldthecat says: Sep 18, 2012 10:38 AM

    100 mph drunk. Way to go guy.

  3. flyerscup2010 says: Sep 18, 2012 10:40 AM

    And given the erosion of his skillset, the Falcons might be okay with a suspension anyway.

  4. dfalcon3522 says: Sep 18, 2012 10:44 AM

    Turner tried to run from the cops last night, he was stopped after a 1 yard chase!!

  5. falconsfan says: Sep 18, 2012 11:09 AM

    1.Turner is lucky he isn’t dead.
    2. Turner is lucky he didn’t kill someone, it was at 5am there’s a lot of commuters on the road.
    3. The Falcons offer a car service to their players, no questions asked.

    I like Turner as a person but he has made some very poor decisions in his life, maybe this will wake him up. The multiple kids with multiple women and being on TMZ didn’t.

  6. 2ndaryinsanity says: Sep 18, 2012 11:27 AM

    Maybe Turner was headed to Detroit because he heard those players really know how to party.

  7. bangitfootball says: Sep 18, 2012 6:28 PM

    I thought Turner was averaging 2 yards a carry because he was old and washed up. Apparently you can add drunk now also.

  8. roddytorock84 says: Sep 18, 2012 10:37 PM

    That explains why he is so fat and out of shape more and more each year. Also Why he just falls over after first contact.

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