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Sheriff confirms McNabb served one day for misdemeanor DUI

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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.

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53 Responses to “Sheriff confirms McNabb served one day for misdemeanor DUI”
  1. chargersdiehard says: Apr 17, 2014 7:24 PM

    Donavin McFlab. Omg have you heard this guy on his talk radio show? Booooooring.

  2. jdhein22 says: Apr 17, 2014 7:28 PM

    Because the media is HORRIBLE at doing its job.

  3. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 17, 2014 7:29 PM

    Another picture in purple????

    Viking fans are trying to forget the McNabb era.

  4. ottawabrave91 says: Apr 17, 2014 7:31 PM

    #duigate

  5. luz56 says: Apr 17, 2014 7:32 PM

    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

  6. packerbackernj says: Apr 17, 2014 7:34 PM

    @filthymcnasty

    McNabb would start on the Vikings if the season opened today.

  7. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 17, 2014 7:34 PM

    Something happens when they put that purple jersey on.

  8. boobschannel says: Apr 17, 2014 7:35 PM

    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.

  9. bennyb82 says: Apr 17, 2014 7:38 PM

    Hmm why do I have a feeling that it was McNabb who leaked this?

  10. letmesetyoustraight says: Apr 17, 2014 7:50 PM

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

  11. robuff716 says: Apr 17, 2014 7:50 PM

    Start his own business and he wont have to worry about irrelevant reporting!

  12. 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.

  13. Patskrieg dot com says: Apr 17, 2014 7:53 PM

    Typical….retired guy

  14. FoozieGrooler says: Apr 17, 2014 7:53 PM

    ..and nobody here knows who that dirtbag Sheriff Joe Arpaio is?
    /smh

  15. metrocritical says: Apr 17, 2014 7:54 PM

    Further proof that no one is interested in talking about Donovan McNabb anymore.

  16. icewalker946 says: Apr 17, 2014 7:54 PM

    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.

  17. teal379 says: Apr 17, 2014 7:54 PM

    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.

  18. heymister24 says: Apr 17, 2014 7:55 PM

    How does obama have a forged birth certificate and no one hears anything about it.

  19. rajbais says: Apr 17, 2014 7:55 PM

    And the phoniness keeps getting revealed.

    Angelo Cataldi has a “Weasel of the Week” tomorrow.

  20. purpleguy says: Apr 17, 2014 7:56 PM

    For the first time in the history of PFT I agree wholeheartedly with filthymcnasty.

  21. nou04 says: Apr 17, 2014 7:56 PM

    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.

  22. rajbais says: Apr 17, 2014 8:01 PM

    And T.O. Wins again!

    Owens: never arrested, unsigned in 2012, and vomited in the Super Bowl.

    Keep it going T.O.!

  23. sumkat says: Apr 17, 2014 8:03 PM

    I wonder how many not funny jokes he told while locked up?

  24. yetimonster says: Apr 17, 2014 8:06 PM

    Why not show a pic of him in pink boxers, Tent City is famous for that.

  25. realfootballfan says: Apr 17, 2014 8:13 PM

    Just the bigot Sherrif Joe being his lovely self. What is exactly the point of singling out McNabb?

  26. dwoofer says: Apr 17, 2014 8:15 PM

    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.

  27. ytownjoe says: Apr 17, 2014 8:22 PM

    Smart guy. He kept his mouth shut.

  28. claimersays says: Apr 17, 2014 8:26 PM

    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

  29. steves11 says: Apr 17, 2014 8:28 PM

    McNabb was probably drunk in that Super Bowl game too, which is why he puked.

  30. mkelly534 says: Apr 17, 2014 8:38 PM

    If you are non-white and give this sheriff any opportunity to put you in jail he will.

  31. chicagosports2014 says: Apr 17, 2014 8:39 PM

    They kept that on the low

  32. ariani1985 says: Apr 17, 2014 8:50 PM

    He is in a viking jersey cause the Eagles destroyed their evidence. How sad. …

  33. 10and46httr says: Apr 17, 2014 8:50 PM

    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!

  34. xinellum says: Apr 17, 2014 8:56 PM

    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…

  35. td30 says: Apr 17, 2014 8:58 PM

    Would you say they..mcnabbed him? Hmhmhmhmmm

  36. swaggyy says: Apr 17, 2014 9:00 PM

    In this case, the DUI means Donovan Uhnother Interception

  37. jimthebuilder27 says: Apr 17, 2014 9:06 PM

    Was it because he was the most unfairly criticized QB of all time?

  38. j0esixpack says: Apr 17, 2014 9:11 PM

    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

  39. redskinspatronum says: Apr 17, 2014 9:13 PM

    Maybe because it’s none of you’re business?

  40. culturalelitist says: Apr 17, 2014 9:55 PM

    This is strange, given Arpaio’s desperate thirst for publicity.

  41. tictoccpthook says: Apr 17, 2014 11:29 PM

    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.

  42. corky2141 says: Apr 17, 2014 11:50 PM

    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

  43. osiris33 says: Apr 18, 2014 12:03 AM

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

  44. Remember Brian Brohm says: Apr 18, 2014 1:01 AM

    McNabb played five games for the Vikings three years ago. Can we remember him as an Eagle, please?

  45. don2074978 says: Apr 18, 2014 2:06 AM

    This is an example of what happens when you DO NOT say

    “Do you know who I am?”

  46. rgwhodey says: Apr 18, 2014 5:29 AM

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

  47. mcrummel says: Apr 18, 2014 7:16 AM

    Poetic Justice.

  48. dctillidie says: Apr 18, 2014 7:35 AM

    McNabb- the guy who was pulled for Grossman and Ponder.

  49. eagleaniac says: Apr 18, 2014 7:39 AM

    I’ve always liked McNabb, I’m disappointed, I thought he was smarter than that.

  50. billh1947 says: Apr 18, 2014 7:48 AM

    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.

  51. indywilson40 says: Apr 18, 2014 7:56 AM

    BARC! Be somebody, Act like somebody, React like somebody, Collect your reward!

  52. politicallyincorrect says: Apr 18, 2014 6:18 PM

    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

  53. sylvester000001 says: Apr 19, 2014 6:07 PM

    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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