ESPN’s Matthew Barnaby Arrested for DUI While Driving SUV With a Missing Tire
Man, I hate when nights get out of hand. One minute you’re at the bar watching some football with your buddies — probably tracking the last week of your fantasy football regular season before the playoffs — and the next thing you know you see the blue lights come up behind you and you’re missing a tire. That’s the worst. Just ask ESPN analyst Matthew Barnaby.
According to WGRZ in New York, Barnaby was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated early Monday morning. Here are the details.
Erie County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of an SUV driving erratically without a front tire.
Deputies say Barnaby, 38, was behind the wheel of his Porsche Cayenne and driving on a rim, which caused sparks. There was also significant front end damage.
The Sheriff’s Department says Barnaby failed several standard field sobriety tests and refused a breath test. He was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. His license was revoked because of the refusal.
You may remember Barnaby from the time he faced five criminal charges in a domestic violence case back in May, or you could be familiar with the stories that he was dating ESPN’s Michelle Beadle. Fortunately, we hear that Beadle and Barnaby are no longer together. Could it be time for ESPN to cut the cord on this one? We’ll know in time.
UPDATE: Barnaby is no longer with ESPN.
H/T to Deadspin for passing on the latest installment from the exciting life of Barnaby.