FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith on Tuesday said he has spoken to starting running back Michael Turner about the players arrest on suspicion of DUI earlier in the day and expressed to Turner his disappointment.
Tuesday is a mandated off day for the players under the NFLs collective-bargaining agreement, and Smith did not say whether he met in person with Turner or merely spoke to him via the phone. Smith also refused to get into specifics in regards to his conversation with Turner, who led the NFC in rushing last season but has struggled this year in new coordinator Dirk Koetters system that emphasizes the pass more.
Turner has rushed 28 times this season for 74 yards and a touchdown in the 2-0 Falcons first two games.
First and foremost, let me say any time a player sheds negatively on our football team and on our organization, we are very disappointed, Smith said. This is a legal matter that its very well defined how we have to proceed with it through ...