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Michael Turner can’t find a rhythm on the field (28 carries for 74 yards this season) and now he is struggling off the field. Less than 5 hours following the Falcons 27-21 win over the Broncos Turner was charged with DUI and speeding, landing him in jail.
I don’t expect him to miss any time, unless the team levies a suspension, but Turner’s stock is pointing in the wrong direction. He doesn’t look comfortable running the ball, and his 2.6 yards per carry drops to 1.8 if you subtract his two longest runs. He is no longer the Burner, and while I think he will continue to get enough work to stay on your fantasy roster, he is impossible to start until he proves his 30 year old legs aren’t shot.
The Falcons schedule isn’t filled with teams that excel in defending the run, so if Turner can get on a roll, he could be a good buy low candidate. But a night in jail after another sub par performance doesn’t give me to much confidence in Turner moving forward.
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Falcons running back Michael Turner was arrested and charged with DUI as well as speeding early Tuesday morning, just hours after Atlanta's win over Denver.
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...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Falcons running back Michael Turner apologized on Wednesday for his arrest one day earlier on suspicion of DUI.
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.
“I shouldn’t have been in this situation to begin...
Falcons’ Turner Issues Public Apology -
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...
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Falcons
running back Michael Turner was busted for DUI after Monday night’s victory over the Broncos.
Just hours after helping his team beat the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football.
Falcons running back Michael Turner was in the Gwinnett County Jail, charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding.
Just hours after the Atlanta Falcons beat the Denver Broncos 27-21, Falcons running back Michael Turner was arrested on DUI and speeding charges.
According to police, a traffic citation was given to Turner for driving 97 mph in a 65 mph speed zone.
Turner was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail just after 5 a.m. and released on $2,179 bond a few hours later.
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Are professional athletes just dumb and/or reckless, or do they think they’re above the law because of their celebrity status? I make a hell of a lot less money in a year than these guys do and even I have the good sense to take a taxi home if I’ve been out drinking. So why do athletes have such a hard time grasping such a simple concept, especially when they are wealthy...
As was earlier reported, Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner was arrested and charged with DUI and speeding following Monday Night Football. Gwinnett County Cpl. Edwin Ritter told NFL.com that Turner was bonded out of Gwinnett County Jail at 5 a.m. Bond for the DUI charge was set at $2006 and bond for the speeding charge was placed at $173. Turner was arrested “around...
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.
Via: Just hours after helping his team beat the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football, Falcons running back Michael Turner was in the Gwinnett County Jail, charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding. Turner, 30, of Suwanee, was booked into the jail just after 5 a.m., and was released about two hours later on $2,179 bond, according to jail records. No taxis...