Todd Downingoffensive coordinator of the Titans it was arrested in the early hours of Friday driving under the influence of alcohol by Tennessee Highway Patrolaccording to information confirmed by nfl.com.
After the arrest, Downing was taken to the Williamso County Jailn, from where he was able to leave hours later after bail.
As reported by city authorities in the State of Nashville, Downing was seen at approximately 2:30 in the morning driving at high speeds by highway I-65. An officer stopped the member of the Titans and was able to notice that he was in a drunken state.
In an official statement, the team stated the next:
We are aware of the reports regarding Todd Downing and are in the process of gathering additional information.
Mike Vrbelhead coach, told reporters Friday that he has been in contact with Downingthe owner of the team Amy Adams Strunkand the manager Jon Robinsonensuring that the organization is taking the matter “very seriously”.
We all have a great responsibility as members of this community, as coaches and players in this organization, as parents, spouses and teammates to make decisions, and we are aware of it.
The facts were given hours after the team beat the Green Bay Packers 27-17 in the stellar meeting on Thursday.
NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodellsent a statement to all the teams threatening to “significant discipline” if league-imposed alcohol consumption policies are violated within the immediate vicinity of the league’s 32 franchises.
In light of recent events, you are reminded that league policy prohibits alcoholic beverages, including beer, in locker rooms, practice or administrative facilities, or while traveling on team transport at any point during the season. This applies to players, coaches, club staff, and guests traveling with the team.
(With information from nfl.com)