Donovan McNabb Arrested: Latest Details, Mugshot and More on Former NFL Star

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistApril 17, 2014


Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was reportedly arrested for DUI in Arizona late in 2013, and recently served a day in jail.

Tyson Milanovich of KTVK passed along the six-time Pro Bowler's mugshot:

KTAR reports McNabb received a criminal traffic violation in January and has a trial scheduled for next month in the case:

Former National Football League quarterback Donovan McNabb has been arrested in Mesa, Ariz., police said.

A court website showed that he received a criminal traffic citation in January. He has a trial appearance scheduled for May 16.

TMZ is reporting that the citation is for DUI:

We're told McNabb hashed out a plea deal with prosecutors and was sentenced to 1 day in an Arizona jail.Β 

One law enforcement source tell us McNabb has already served his time ... though it's unclear when that happened.Β 

AZ Central confirmed the time served by McNabb and added when the incident occurred:

McNabb, 37, was caught speeding in the southbound lanes of Loop 101 near McDowell Road on Dec. 15, according to a Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community citation.

The officer wrote that McNabb was going 81 mph in a 65 mph zone and also cited the former NFL star for DUI "actual-physical control," according to the citation.

No further details have been made public.

Troy Machir of Sporting News provided his thoughts on the situation and raised several questions surrounding the circumstances:

If the criminal traffic citation is the reason for the mug shot, then why would the sheriff's office release the photo four months after the citation was given, without giving any information on the matter?

It should be noted that the head of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is Joe Arpaio, a controversial figure known by many as "America's toughest sheriff." In the past Arpaio has been accused of misusing power, racial profiling and supporting overly aggressive immigration policies.

Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated contacted FOX Sports about potential repercussions for McNabb as his role as an analyst in light of today's news:Β 

The Philadelphia Eagles drafted McNabb with the second overall pick in 1999. He led the team to eight playoff appearances, including one trip to the Super Bowl, during his 11 years with the franchise. He finished his career by making brief, one-year stints with the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings.

All told, in 13 career seasons he passed for over 37,000 yards and gained nearly 3,500 more on the ground with 263 total touchdowns. Along with his trips to the Pro Bowl, the longtime quarterback also holds numerous Eagles franchise records.

Since retiring he's worked as an analyst for the NFL Network and Fox Sports.

More information will be provided when available.


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