Falcons RB Turner charged with DUI
(Sports Network) - Just hours after helping his team beat the Denver Broncos on Monday night, Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding.
Turner rushed for 42 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in a 27-21 victory over the Broncos.
According to Gwinnett County Jail records, Turner was booked into the jail just after 5 a.m. local time, and was released about two hours later. Bond for the DUI charge was $2,006 and bond for the speeding charge was $173.
"We are aware of the situation involving Michael and are in the process of gathering more information," the Falcons said in a statement. "Because this is now a legal matter, the club will have no further comment at this time."
In two games this season, Turner has rushed for 74 yards and one touchdown.
09/18 10:29:47 ET