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Another Falcons arrest yields another perfunctory statement


When Falcons running back Michael Turner was arrested last week, the team issued issued a perfunctory statement about it. When Falcons defensive end John Abraham was arrested today, the team recycled its perfunctory statement.

“We are aware of the news regarding John Abraham. We are in the process of gathering more information and we will have no further comment at this time,” the Falcons’ statement, released a few hours after Abraham’s arrest on Monday, said.

That’s not much different than the previous statement that the team released when Turner was arrested for drunk driving: “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.”

So the Falcons changed the names of the players, changed “situation involving” to “news regarding,” and hit the same notes about gathering information and having no further comment.

Abraham was arrested for obstructing police and firefighters who were responding to a call about a woman threatening to jump off a building. Given those odd circumstances, Abraham may have to issue more than a perfunctory statement to explain.

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15 Responses to “Another Falcons arrest yields another perfunctory statement”
  1. c0rona55 says: Sep 24, 2012 10:58 PM

    Alright .. move on!! Nothing to see here, please disperse!

  2. stevenfbrackett says: Sep 24, 2012 11:19 PM

    Every team has these sorts of boilerplate press releases on file. Most teams will issue them several times a year. Why start anew everytime?

    Though some teams should have multiple boilerplate arrest press releases on file given how often they have to issue them.

  3. sbdt says: Sep 24, 2012 11:39 PM

    “Matty Ice”

  4. dalucks says: Sep 24, 2012 11:49 PM

    No big deal.

  5. contra74 says: Sep 24, 2012 11:57 PM

    LOL!!! Karma!!!

    Live by the ref, die by the ref!!!

    Packers 1-2!

  6. turfrage says: Sep 25, 2012 12:00 AM

    Sounds like a gossip column not sports news.

  7. illadelphiasphinest says: Sep 25, 2012 12:06 AM

    Reset. These guys need to seriously grow up!!!!

  8. laserw says: Sep 25, 2012 12:17 AM

    The Falcons are merely using the Vacant Mike Vick room at the local pokey. Just remember – the Falcons under that disgusting coach of theirs puts up gaudy regular season numbers only to choke in the post season. There is no reason to believe that Falcon Head Coach found a brain in the off season.

  9. broncosnative says: Sep 25, 2012 12:35 AM

    The falcons are 3-2 now, three wins, two arrests. I wonder who its gonna be next week, dummy can’t stay out of trouble

  10. rickrock6661982 says: Sep 25, 2012 12:36 AM

    How will this be blamed on those out of control Detroit Lions?

  11. dmitrythetexan says: Sep 25, 2012 12:59 AM

    Time to pickup a back-up RB in a fantasy

  12. jacobslatter says: Sep 25, 2012 1:30 AM

    Currently rubbing the Falcoholic crystal ball, the smoke clears to reveal that next week the pendulum will swing back to the offensive side of the pigskin & RODDY WHITE will be arrested for one of those common domestic issues thingies. The round shiny orb is never wrong.

  13. joetoronto says: Sep 25, 2012 5:23 AM

    The Falcons better get a hold of things before it all falls apart.

  14. JMil_ATL says: Sep 25, 2012 5:45 AM

    Please wait for the whole story to come out. Early reports were that he wouldn’t leave the area. If he cared about the young lady I can see why he would want to stand by to make sure she was OK.

  15. kromerwolf says: Sep 25, 2012 6:12 AM

    Reset the arrest clock!

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