Steve Keim’s BAC reading could influence extent of his punishment

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When it comes to the recent DUI arrest of Cardinals G.M. Steve Keim, one key unknown (for now) fact will likely have a major impact on any punishment imposed by the team or the league: Keim’s blood-alcohol concentration.

Presumably, it was at or above 0.08 percent, the legal limit in all 50 states. The higher it goes, the more alarming the incident — and the greater the need for corrective action.

In Arizona, a BAC reading of 0.15 percent of higher becomes “extreme DUI,” and concentrations of 0.20 percent of more constitute “super extreme DUI.”

The lag isn’t unusual. Former Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd was arrested for DUI on December 12, 2016; nine days later, a super-extreme DUI BAC of 0.217 percent was revealed.

Keim’s arrest happened nearly a week ago. Thus, the BAC result soon should surface. When it does, that likely will go a long way toward shaping the impact, if any, on his job.

29 responses to “Steve Keim’s BAC reading could influence extent of his punishment

  1. yes because if anything the league/commissioner has shown there is a specific and direct length of suspension based on the seriousness of the crime. smh.

    i expect them to hand down some ham-handed ruling based on factors no one understands, creating more confusion, further muddying the waters. the space in which they truly reign.

  2. Why the hyperbole with BAC? Just say 2, 3 or 4 times limit instead of “super duper extreme” etc.

  3. He needs to be held to a higher standard than the players. He is the leader of the entire football operation. He makes a couple million per year. He could’ve got an UBER. This is inexcusable. He always been known as a drinker in NFL circles. I wonder how many times he’s drive drunk and DIDNT get caught

  4. blah773 says:
    July 10, 2018 at 10:51 am
    yes because if anything the league/commissioner has shown there is a specific and direct length of suspension based on the seriousness of the crime. smh.

    i expect them to hand down some ham-handed ruling based on factors no one understands, creating more confusion, further muddying the waters. the space in which they truly reign.

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    It all comes down to if Bidwill and Goodell are “friendly and if Goodell likes Trump and the new SC appointee Bidwill is buddies with there.

    This is literally how Goodell works.

    The Pats have been framed twice to show that Goodell will not allow a team to dominate (more than it has) and to show the most successful team in NFL history is not a favorite.

    Meanwhile, he so obviously protects struggling franchises and those he wants to do well, namely the ones in NY.

  5. I’ll never understand how millionaires with access to uber drink and drive. You’re putting lives/your own career at risk and there are plenty of teams who cover the uber expenses themselves.

  6. He needs to get his front teeth fixed so he doesn’t look like his brothers Simon and Theodore.

  7. I don’t understand why there is ANY tolerance for any BAC. If you drink anything with alcohol in it, you should never drive. Period. The same goes for using legal or illegal drug that causes impairment. Test positive and you should have the book thrown at you.

    Like the poster above said, Uber et al are right there and solves all the drinking and driving issues.

    As for the NFL, anyone who gets a DUI/Impaired driving, should be treated to a single offense tolerance threshold. Do it again and you are banned from the sport.

  8. I’ll never understand how millionaires with access to uber drink and drive. You’re putting lives/your own career at risk and there are plenty of teams who cover the uber expenses themselves.
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    When you own a nice car, it’s hard to leave it at home when you’re trying to have a great time & impress the ladies.
    Then in the process of trying to have great time, one glass leads to another and bad decisions usually follow the last drink.

  9. stylzinc says:
    July 10, 2018 at 11:26 am
    I’ll never understand how millionaires with access to uber drink and drive. You’re putting lives/your own career at risk and there are plenty of teams who cover the uber expenses themselves.
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    When you own a nice car, it’s hard to leave it at home when you’re trying to have a great time & impress the ladies.
    Then in the process of trying to have great time, one glass leads to another and bad decisions usually follow the last drink.

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    If you need a “nice car” to impress the ladies then you have some serious issues…. You might as well just do yourself a favor and stay home

  10. If you need a “nice car” to impress the ladies then you have some serious issues…. You might as well just do yourself a favor and stay home
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    Come sense is not common. Believe it or not ladies love nice things like cars and if you have a bank account that can accommodate nice cars the ladies definitely get impressed. Last but not least, if you have the work ethic & brains to accumulate such bank account you wouldn’t think the way you did to make that statement.

  11. Driving after drinking is always stupid. But in reality, limits are guidelines. Some people are drunk at .04, some aren’t drunk to .1+. Each person’s brain chemistry and tolerance is different. BAC doesn’t measure this.

    Then there is how someone is caught. Were they swerving/driving dangerously, or did they drive through a checkpoint and blew over the limit.

    In Arizona you can get a DUI if there is any alcohol in your system, and the cop thinks you are impaired to the slightest degree. Arizona Revised Statute 28-1381(a)(1)

    That said, it’s pretty inconceivable he got the under the limit dui.

    But it will be interesting to see how messed up he was and the circumstances revolving around it all.

  12. >>The lag isn’t unusual. Former Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd was arrested for DUI on December 12, 2016; nine days later, a super-extreme DUI BAC of 0.217 percent was revealed.

    I would not be able to stay conscious long enough to get my BAC to 0.217 percent.
    I’d be passed out way before that. And I’m not able to chug 11 shots of vodka.

  13. He’ll REALLY be in trouble with the league if his BAC was at the “Triple Dog Dare” level. He’ll be made to place his bare tongue against a frozen flag pole.

  14. stylzinc says:
    July 10, 2018 at 11:59 am
    If you need a “nice car” to impress the ladies then you have some serious issues…. You might as well just do yourself a favor and stay home
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    Come sense is not common. Believe it or not ladies love nice things like cars and if you have a bank account that can accommodate nice cars the ladies definitely get impressed. Last but not least, if you have the work ethic & brains to accumulate such bank account you wouldn’t think the way you did to make that statement.

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    When I was younger I had a crappy truck (my winter vehicle) and a new Corvette. Whenever I would take a woman on a 1st date I would pick her up in the truck. If that was not good enough for her….she wasn’t someone I was interested in anyway….

  15. Nice to know you read my original post about the BAC level. He was NOT charged with aggravated DUI, so there is a range in there. I believe double whatever the legal level is in the given state becomes aggravated. Just like 1 mph over double the speed limit becomes a crime (reckless driving).

  16. I’m guessing he looked at last year’s 8-8 record, the vastly improved 49er team and realized that last place in the NFC West is not only a possibility, it is a probability.

  17. He refused the field sobriety test. Smart move for a rich guy considering the BAC will be lower by the time they blood test him.

  18. If he was to drunk to call a Uber he would have probably pulled a Jamies during the ride.

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