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How Long Will Owners Lose Michael Turner for?
Michael Turner is the starting running back for the Atlanta Falcons, who was charged with DUI in the early morning hours of Tuesday, September 18th, after the Falcons Monday Night win against the Denver Broncos. Reportedly, Turner did shots at a local strip club before leaving and driving home. He was about .02 over the legal limit. The official report thus far is that Turner will be entering the NFLs substance abuse program and no penalties involving time away from the game will follow. Turner could be looking at most a one-week suspension but I would consider this unlikely seeing as he is a first time offender. The more likely scenario is that Turner will be forced to pay a fine. If there are continual violations, expect larger penalties, such as multi-week suspensions.
Turner has been quoted as saying, Nobody has told me that Im not playing. It would seem like this first offense would not warrant any type of playing time reduction. On the field, Turner is currently averaging 2.6 yards per carry and has only one touchdown (after it took three tries to get into the end zone from the one yard line on Monday night) this season. The Falcons have been a disciplined team since losing Michael Vick due to his prison time from running a dog-fighting ring. This incident may drop Turner from the good graces of Coach Mike Smith, but could end up motivating Turner to improve on his modest yards per carry statistic.
Final Word: Owners will not lose Turner this week or at all because of this first incident. If he gets in trouble again, expect a multiple game suspension.
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The Atlanta Falcons were coming off an incredible high last night after defeating Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football.
Those feelings were brought down to earth when the core of their running game Michael Turner was arrested for speeding and DUI in the middle of the night.
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Id like to apologize to (owner) Mr. (Arthur) Blank, (general manager) Thomas Dimitroff, (head coach) Mike Smith, the whole Falcons organization out there and the fans for the situation Im in right now, Turner said. Its a bad decision on my part. I...
Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner was arrested early Tuesday morning following his team’s game on Monday night against the Denver Broncos. Turner was arrested for speeding and DUI. On Wednesday, Turner spoke with reporters and apologized for his arrest and said that expects to play this Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.
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Two days after being arrested on DUI and speeding charges, Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner issued a public apology. “I’d like to apologize to Mr. Blank, Thomas Dimitroff, Mike Smith and the whole Falcons organization and the fans out there for the situation that I’m in right now,” Turner said via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
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We would have posted this earlier, but the day job got in the way.
Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner is in a bit of trouble tonight after being pulled over and arrested early Tuesday morning and being charged with DUI.
Turner had just finished playing in the Falcons game against Denver late Monday night. According to AJC.com, he was pulled over on 1-85...
The Michael Turner DUI adventure is in the middle of the course of it’s run. First came the news of his arrest, then can the team’s reaction and now Turner himself has spoken.
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Its been a rough start to the season for two of the most productive running backs in the NFL over the last five seasons, Atlantas Michael Turner and Tennessees Chris Johnson.
Between 2008 and 2011, no running gained more rushing yards than Johnsons 5,645 a crown, at this rate, that hell have trouble keeping on his head when the 2012 season has ended.
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The Atlanta Falcons haven't been getting much out of their running game, but Michael Turner could still play a major role in the team's 2012 success.
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