Police: Former Falcons star Abraham arrested last month
July 29, 2014 02:00 PM
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This undated photo provided by the Dekalb County Police, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, shows Arizona Cardinals NFL football player John Abraham. Authorities say the former Atlanta Falcons player, who has been absent from the Arizona Cardinals’ training camp since Friday, was arrested a month ago in suburban Atlanta. The jail records state that Abraham was charged with driving under the influence involving alcohol; and stopping, standing or parking in a prohibited place. (AP Photo/Dekalb County Police)
ATLANTA — Police say Arizona Cardinals linebacker John Abraham fell asleep inside a car on a suburban Atlanta highway and was arrested last month on DUI charges.
Brookhaven police say the 36-year-old Abraham was driving a car that had stopped in the road’s center lane the afternoon of June 29. Police say Abraham smelled of alcohol and failed voluntary sobriety tests — including reciting a portion of the alphabet.
Abraham told investigators he was coming from a local strip club and the person who was supposed to pick him up hadn’t arrived.
Abraham is the NFL’s active leader in sacks and is ninth on the league’s all-time sacks list. He also played for the New York Jets and the Atlanta Falcons.
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