Donovan McNabb Released from Jail: Latest Details and Comments

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistDecember 18, 2015

Donovan McNabb arrives at the 15th Annual Harold and Carole Pump Foundation Gala held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, on Friday, August 7, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rob Latour/Invision/AP)
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Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was reportedly released from jail Friday after serving 18 days for a DUI arrest in June.  

TMZ Sports reported McNabb, who began his stay in jail shortly after Thanksgiving, will now be forced to serve 72 days of house arrest. He must also complete 30 hours of community service as part of the sentence.

The Associated Press reported the 39-year-old television analyst was arrested in June after failing a battery of tests following a non-injury collision. Police stated he rear-ended another vehicle after leaving an Arizona sports bar.

McNabb claimed a cold forced him to use cough drops but that he hadn't been drinking. The officer noted six signs of impairment, however, according to the AP report. It was later revealed he had a blood alcohol level of 0.17 that night, which is more than double the legal limit, per ESPN.com.

He previously served a day in jail for a 2013 DUI arrest.

McNabb last played in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings in 2011. He spent the first 11 seasons of his career with the Philadelphia Eagles and also made a stop with the Washington Redskins. He was selected to the Pro Bowl six times.

Since retiring, he's served as a football analyst for various outlets, including Fox Sports and NBC Sports at the time of the arrest. Brian Stelter of CNN, citing both outlets, reported he was taken off the air by the networks in the wake of the incident.