Sheriff confirms McNabb served one day for misdemeanor DUI

AP

Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb spent a day in jail this week as a sentence for driving under the influence.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio confirmed in a statement that McNabb was booked in the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Detention facility on and was released from county jail after serving one day for a misdemeanor DUI charge.

“I have had other high profile athletes who have been incarcerated with no problems and this latest athlete follows that same pattern,” Arpaio said.

Still unexplained is how McNabb managed to be arrested in December, arraigned in January, go through pre-trial conferences in February, have change-of-plea hearings in March and spend a day in jail in April without anyone in the media hearing a thing about it until today.

53 responses to “Sheriff confirms McNabb served one day for misdemeanor DUI

  1. I still have a hard time in today’s world understanding how people can get caught with a DUI….. In Arizona we have the toughest DUI laws in the USA and people are still dumb enough to try… I really wonder what McNobbs Wunderlich score was

  2. why are the vikings tagged in this article?

    he hasn’t been with them for a long time. this article has nothing to do with the vikings.

  3. I wonder if Donovan got to savor one of the bologna sandwiches Sherriff Joe Arpaio is famous for serving in his jail.

  4. Who cares? The guy had a couple of beers too many and drove. Are you geniuses aware of just how low the blood-alcoholol level is at which you qualify for a DUI?

    Was he swerving on the road? Did he knock over a street sign? Was he a menace to other people around him? No? Then who cares.

    Wake up, sheep.

  5. Totally agree with the others. The Vikings get a bunch of junk thrown their way but this guy will always be known as an Eagle.

  6. Still unexplained is how McNabb managed to be arrested in December, arraigned in January, go through pre-trial conferences in February, have change-of-plea hearings in March and spend a day in jail in April without anyone in the media hearing a thing about it until today.

    REALLY? That surprises you?

    You can fill LIBRARIES with what the “media” doesn’t report on or is even aware of.

  7. I love it. McNabb talks holier than though about all the current players and loves to point fingers at them and now he is the one who was caught screwing up. Let’s hear him blabber about himself now? I doubt it, too much of a hypocrite to man up.

  8. The thing I wonder about is what kind of deal he got. What was his BAC? Was it in the usual range for a 1-day jail sentence, or was it really high, and he got a “smokin’ deal” ??

    Police reports, please.

  9. vicnocal says:
    Apr 17, 2014 7:52 PM
    Who cares? The guy had a couple of beers too many and drove. Are you geniuses aware of just how low the blood-alcoholol level is at which you qualify for a DUI?

    Was he swerving on the road? Did he knock over a street sign? Was he a menace to other people around him? No? Then who cares.

    Wake up, sheep.

     Opposing DUI does not make one a sheep. Being uninformed, and or ignorant

  10. Well he has plenty to say about everyone else. Why did he not speak of this during his time of despair. As usual poor pitiful McNabb and everyone else is to blame for his inefficiencies and issues, on the field and off the field. Nothing new!

  11. Ha ha ha. You have one guy justifying the DUI and we are sheep for being stupid enough not to do the same. Then there are the race card people who claim it was Barney Fifes fault he got a DUI. Then there are the slam the Vikings people who claim McNabb could start for the Vikings if the season started today (that may be true) or the ones saying once you put on purple you turn into a demon. I love these articles and just how socially decrepit our society has become, after all, did he kill someone this time. Oh well, with all the excuses, maybe he’ll get a second chance. SMH…

  12. For those who think he’ll lose his endorsement with Chunky Soup, I wouldn’t speak so soon

    If blowin’ chunks on the field in the Super Bowl didn’t spook Chunky executives, nothing will

  13. Give me a break ! McNabb has been a class act for years in a no class city. So now he made a mistake that did not involve injury to anybody ! He made a mistake and as a class guy he will do what he should to redeem himself, but let’s not pile on. This is a class athlete who has set an example for class for years. Give him space to make amends for error.

    Steelers Fan, and class act advocate.

  14. Word in philly was he threw his license at the officers feet. His defense was that he aimed for the officers chest but was never good a short passes under pressure

  15. Maybehe just didn’t understand the rules for DUI in Arizona and thought it would just just end in a tie.

  16. nobody found out because nobody cares its Donovan McNabb, he is irrelevant, just like when he played

  17. He didnt get fined to go along with the one day served?,the average resident of AZ would undoubtedly be fined heavily for the same offense and should be in an uproar over the special treatment to a celeb.

  18. words can not describe the outright disgust and lack of respect I have for DMcNabb

    clearly the least professional player of our time, but also, IMO, a bad guy with very little class

  19. They chose to not report this by choice.

    Why? Because of the stupid (always misinformed as told) story of the draft day booing, he had immediately reached media-protected status.

    He should not be in the hall of fame but there will be an ugly fight from media wanna-be social justice do-gooders who put him in, force him in, simply bc a non-football political commentator said the Eagles defense is more responsible for the team’s success.

    Sports media version of social justice, whatever that even is, will have them slam him into the hall of fame unwaranted.

    To report this would hurt that, so, media yet again has chosen the route of personal selfishness over the truth.

    Never seen that before…

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