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NFL Player Facing Legal Consequences for Driving Under the Influence

— November 4, 2022

Driving in and of itself requires full attention and a clear frame of mind.

Stemming from an accident in February, a safety from the Saints is facing legal consequences for driving under the influence. According to the Broward County court records, the player also faces a civil lawsuit up to $30,000 in damages connected to the car accident.

The NFL player was arrested on the Florida Turnpike after Florida Highway Patrol was called to a two-accident scene. The police report states that the NFL player’s SUV hit a victim and continued driving, with his car showing up the road a few moments later. When he was pulled over, his breath smelled like alcohol and he denied a sobriety and breath test.

He faces a First Degree Misdemeanor punishable by up to 12 months imprisonment, one year of probation, and a $1,000 fine. He is also charged with DUI Property damage/injury and leaving the scene of a crash involving property damage.

The NFL has not penalized the player because the arrest was not reported to the league. He may face potential discipline like a suspension. In the civil lawsuit, the victim accused the player of negligent driving and is claiming serious neck and back injuries from the collision.

The player is currently a player with a $10.6 million salary and has virtual hearings scheduled.

Why DUI’s are so Dangerous 

Driving in and of itself requires full attention and a clear frame of mind. When inebriated, senses are diminished and handicapped to a point that driving becomes impossible. DUI’s can result in property damage, personal injury to oneself and others, suspension of license, lawsuits, imprisonment, and even worse, death.

Our Fort Lauderdale Attorneys are Ready to Protect you and your family from DUI accidents!

Driving Under the Influence is never acceptable. You and your family will need the services of an auto accident attorney. Fort Lauderdale residents are encouraged to follow accident safety protocols and professionalism on the road and during accidents to be entitled to the maximum amount of compensation possible.

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Our attorneys are also equipped to manage negotiations with auto insurance and personal injury. Whether you or a loved one have suffered property damage or personal injury due to an auto collision followed by a hit and run, our office is ready to fight for and protect our South Florida community. We have offices in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and the greater Miami area.

Our attorneys don’t get paid until you do. Contact us today and let us fight for the compensation you deserve.


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