Donovan McNabb Off The Air At Fox And NBC Due To DUI

Chloe Stevenson Contributor
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Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been suspended indefinitely from his commentating jobs at Fox Sports and NBC Sports following his DUI arrest.

McNabb had unprofessionally addressed his arrest on NBC’s Pro Football Talk Site, which led to his suspension.

“There was a story that was released, and I want everybody to be cognizant of it, because I am very aware of it, handling the matter at this particular point,” McNabb said live on NBC Sports Radio.

Arrested June 28 in Gilbert, Arizona, McNabb was suspected to be driving under the influence after he rear ended another car. This is the second DUI the retired quarterback has gotten in the past 18 months, according to the Arizona Republic‘s report.

A police officer on the scene says that when McNabb started talking, he noticed a “strong, fruity odor on his breath.” He also says the driver’s eyes were watering and very bloodshot.

When asked how much alcohol he had consumed, McNabb said “nothing” but he did have a cold and was taking cough syrup. It was later discovered that he was on his way home from the Blue 32 sports bar.

“I noticed that Donovan was not able to stand without visibly swaying back and forth.”

After reading McNabb his rights, the officer noted the former quarterback’s only response was “I know what it means, I’ve been through this before.”

Although he has not yet been found guilty, McNabb likely faces a steeper sentence due to his guilty plea back in April.

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