John Abraham has been absent from Arizona Cardinals training camp over the past week while he deals with legal trouble. The five-time Pro Bowler was arrested for driving while under the influence on June 29, and the details of his arrest are pretty embarrassing.
According to a police report obtained by TMZ, officers approached Abraham’s vehicle when they saw it stopped in the middle of the road with the 36-year-old asleep at the wheel. The encounter took place at 4 p.m. Police say they pounded on the window and doors of Abraham’s car for several minutes before he finally came to.
Officers noticed the smell of booze on Abraham’s breath right away and noted that he was “confused and rambled while speaking.” Abraham admitted that he was coming from a strip club called the Pink Pony and claimed he had only had two drinks while there. He also said he didn’t feel safe on the road but was not ill or on any medication. Again, this was all at 4:00 in the afternoon.
You won’t be surprised by what happened next. Abraham reportedly failed several field sobriety tests and refused a breathalyzer. He was charged with DUI and improper stopping on the roadway.
And that, my friends, is why going to the strip club in the middle of the day is never a good idea. Nothing good can come of that.
Abraham was still incredibly effective last season in his 14th NFL season, recording 11.5 sacks as the Cardinals’ top pass rusher. He could be suspended to start the season.