Michael Turner had plenty to celebrate last night. His team, the Atlanta Falcons, beat Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football. He scored a touchdown, his 51st as a Falcon, to set a new franchise record. And, he actually put up some decent numbers for all of his fantasy football owners out there after a poor start to the season in Week 1 (because, we're sure he was super concerned about his fantasy owners, right?). So, after the game, he decided to celebrate. Unfortunately, he ended up celebrating a little too hard.
At around 5 this morning, just hours after the MNF game ended, Turner got pulled over and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding outside of Atlanta. Although details on the arrest are still trickling in, Turner reportedly spent about two hours in the Gwinnett County Jail early this morning before posting a $2,179 bond and being sent home.
We'll say what we always say when these things happen to athletes: What an idiot. When will you guys learn?
[via Atlanta Journal-Constitution]