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Chiefs assistant coach cited for driving while intoxicated

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A difficult year got a little worse Monday, when Chiefs assistant coach Adam Zimmer was cited for suspicion of driving while intoxicated after crashing his car Sunday night.

According to the Kansas City Star, Zimmer was involved in a one-vehicle crash last night around 9 p.m. Police said he was the only passenger in the car.

Zimmer’s the son of Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, and is a defensive assistant and assistant linebackers coach for the Chiefs.

Head coach Romeo Crennel said Monday the team was aware of the incident.

“That is being investigated and we don’t have all the facts about that,” Crennel said. “We’ll gather the facts as well as the NFL and we’ll see where that leads us.

“We don’t condone DUIs. That’s not the right thing to do. Everybody knows that educating people about the hazards of driving under the influence is really what . . . needs to get done. You do that to the best of your ability and then people have to make their choices.”

Crennel said Zimmer’s status for this week hasn’t been determined.

After a 2-13 season which included the suicide of a player after he killed his girlfriend, this is the last thing the Chiefs need to deal with.

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26 Responses to “Chiefs assistant coach cited for driving while intoxicated”
  1. therealtrenches says: Dec 24, 2012 5:06 PM

    Whoever finds the pictures for these stories deserves a raise.

  2. omniscient48 says: Dec 24, 2012 5:16 PM

    He’s a coach on the Chiefs. Who can blame him?

  3. floriohatesthebengals says: Dec 24, 2012 5:17 PM

    it’s because his dad is part of the Bengals organization.

  4. favresweiner says: Dec 24, 2012 5:30 PM

    Is this the mugshot? He looks drunk

  5. tiggerblood says: Dec 24, 2012 5:31 PM

    I’d be hitting the Egg nog heavy too if I coached the chiefs as well.

  6. FinFan68 says: Dec 24, 2012 5:35 PM

    They should treat all the people that are dumb enough to do this harshly. A slap on the wrist does not adequately deter the behavior.

  7. onbucky96 says: Dec 24, 2012 5:56 PM

    Well, the lessons in Dallas several days ago clearly haven’t been learned. Sad. Hope Roger hammers him.

  8. tedmurph says: Dec 24, 2012 6:04 PM

    Hard to remember a worse year for an organization. Hopefully wholesale changes will change their luck

  9. jbholcom says: Dec 24, 2012 6:29 PM

    Leave the poor guy alone. He’s going to get fired anyway in a few days (along with the rest of the coaching staff).

  10. profootballwalk says: Dec 24, 2012 6:35 PM

    If I looked like Howdy Doody, I’d drink too.

  11. whatevnfl says: Dec 24, 2012 6:36 PM

    No excuse for drunk driving, but I’m glad he didn’t hurt anyone or himself. The Chiefs and the Zimmer family have had enough tragedy.

  12. backindasaddle says: Dec 24, 2012 6:38 PM

    I’m guessing he rode in the short bus.

  13. dkkc12 says: Dec 24, 2012 6:42 PM

    he probably drinks to forget how goofy he looks

  14. huskersrock1 says: Dec 24, 2012 6:43 PM

    “Hard to remember a worse year for an organization. Hopefully wholesale changes will change their luck”

    Probably New England patriots in 1990 or Detriot Lions 0-16

  15. hboc01 says: Dec 24, 2012 7:23 PM

    That picture reminds me of the Family Guy episode where Peter takes him DMV picture drunk so it matches his appearance if he ever got pulled over.

  16. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Dec 24, 2012 7:54 PM

    Some things will never change in the NFL.

  17. raiderapologist says: Dec 24, 2012 9:13 PM

    “Police said he was the only passenger in the car.”
    ————
    If he was the only passenger, who was driving?

  18. realskipbayless says: Dec 24, 2012 10:11 PM

    floriohatesthebengals says:
    Dec 24, 2012 5:17 PM
    it’s because his dad is part of the Bengals organization

    His dads organization is playin real good defense and is in the playoffs. Your point?

    On the topic at hand I feel bad for the chiefs. Its like everything that could go wrong has.

  19. tinbender2000 says: Dec 24, 2012 10:13 PM

    Is he old enough to drive? Doesn’t look old enough to shave.

  20. kenstabler says: Dec 24, 2012 10:49 PM

    He looks plastered in that team photo. Maybe he has been spiking the gator aid on the sideline for the Chiefs.

  21. Sandra Lee's Cans says: Dec 24, 2012 11:42 PM

    Horrible toupee.

  22. boyshole25 says: Dec 25, 2012 12:11 AM

    He’s only in the league because of his father anyway look at that guy

  23. tedmurph says: Dec 25, 2012 12:20 AM

    huskersrock1 says:Dec 24, 2012 6:43 PM

    “Hard to remember a worse year for an organization. Hopefully wholesale changes will change their luck”

    Probably New England patriots in 1990 or Detriot Lions 0-16

    ———————————————————-

    Not always about just about wins and losses dude. Don’t think anyone on those teams was involved in a murder-suicide.

  24. pacificnw7722 says: Dec 25, 2012 1:47 AM

    Dude looks like he just wolfed down a big bowl of magic mushrooms….

  25. joetoronto says: Dec 25, 2012 6:41 AM

    Blow the whole thing up, everybody out, EVERYBODY.

    SMH.

  26. cherrybop says: Dec 26, 2012 2:02 AM

    Why does he look like he has an extra chromosome somewhere in his genetic makeup?

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