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Donovan McNabb served a day in jail for DUI

Donovan McNabb mugshot

A mugshot of Donovan McNabb circulated around the web Thursday seemingly without reason, but now we know why: he was released from jail after serving one day.

McNabb was pulled over on Dec. 15 and arrested in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community for speeding (TMZ says he was doing 81 in a 65 zone). He was booked for DUI and pleaded guilty on March 27.

McNabb was sentenced to 10 days in jail, but nine days were suspended, so he served his one day in the clink Wednesday and was released on Thursday.

There isn’t a whole lot to this story, but it just goes to show that a lot of famous people can get into trouble and have it fly under the radar. In the case of McNabb, he almost got away with nobody finding out.

Donovan McNabb arrested in January in criminal traffic DUI case

Donovan McNabb mugshot

Donovan McNabb was arrested in January in Arizona for DUI, and the arrest is making headlines Thursday because his mugshot was just released.

The Maricopa County justice website says the case type is “criminal traffic” and that McNabb received a citation on Jan. 6. According to the record, there were three times when a change of plea were discussed.

After seeing that the plea change was discussed, we speculated that he may have been arrested for DUI and was trying to work out a deal. That’s exactly what happened.

McNabb supposedly has a trial scheduled for May 16.

McNabb lives in Arizona and now works in the media as a radio host for NBC Sports and commentator for “FOX Sports Live.”

Terrell Owens: Donovan McNabb was jealous of how Philly embraced me

Donovan-McNabb-Terrell-OwensTerrell Owens and Donovan McNabb did not exactly get along like Fred and Barney during their time together with the Philadelphia Eagles. Had they won a Super Bowl, the relationship may have been different and not seemed like such a power struggle.

During an interview with Angelo Cataldi on the 94WIP Morning Show Tuesday, Owens shed some light on what went wrong between him and his former teammate. Basically, he believes McNabb was jealous of him.

“My thing is, I had nothing but respect and love for Donovan [McNabb],” Owens said, according to CBS Philly. “I think he felt kind of slighted at how honestly, at probably the way the team, well actually the city, just embraced me while I was there considering when he got drafted they [fans] didn’t want him there and things like that.”

TO said he had his own “celebrity” status before joining the Eagles, which may have fueled McNabb’s resentment.

“I could still hear those fans chanting my name, ‘TO, TO, TO, TO’. I can hear that like it was yesterday,” Owens said. “And then, again, playoffs — main questions they asked him was, ‘Are you guys gonna win, can you guys win without T.O?’ That had nothing, really — it did have something to do with me, but I wasn’t asking those questions. I think he kind of got upset and annoyed at the fact that he felt his skills were kind of being undermined as one of the reasons why they got to the Super Bowl.”

As recently as June 2012, McNabb admitted that TO gave the Eagles a boost but said he believes the team could have made the Super Bowl without him. Owens was also critical of the contract McNabb got from the Washington Redskins back in 2010, and he ended up being right about that.

I certainly wouldn’t say Owens and McNabb have the same hatred for each other that Michael Crabtree and Richard Sherman have, but they obviously aren’t going to hang out and crack a beer together. Had they won a championship, things would likely be much different.

H/T SI Hot Clicks

Donovan McNabb blames Washington Redskins for Robert Griffin III media circus

Robert-Griffin-III-RedskinsRobert Griffin III has become one of the media’s favorite punching bags this season. After vowing to be ready for the start of the 2013 season, Griffin has been terrible. He has held onto the ball too long, failed to make accurate throws and not been a legitimate threat to scramble. According to Donovan McNabb, the Washington Redskins are responsible for creating the media circus.

“Really, to be honest, it started this offseason,” McNabb said on FOX Sports Live, via Sarah Kogod of DC Sports Bog. “Because everyone tried to sugarcoat the fact that he shouldn’t have been in the game while he’s hurt, they’re trying to cover each other’s side, and then now you see him out on posters, rehabbing, getting his knee back, his health, he’s ready to go. And so it became a circus.

“I blame the Washington Redskins for this, because you’re in control of the cameras that are out there. You know that you have guys that are coming back off of injury and why are we seeing it on ESPN, why are we seeing it on the national news? … From that circus on to where we are right now, it’s a pattern in which we’ve seen it coming.”

As Kogod pointed out, RG3 made the decision to sign on as a producer for a special documenting his rehab. He was also responsible for any comeback campaigns that were run by Adidas. Still, McNabb does not believe Griffin is getting enough help from his teammates and coaches.

“I know exactly what he’s going through,” McNabb said. “But is there somebody that’s helping him right now? I don’t think so. I don’t think so. Because you don’t hear any of his teammates coming to his defense, speaking up and saying, ‘Hey you know what, I’ve got to play better, Robert did a good job today doing this, doing that, we all can get better.’”

McNabb has said in the past that the Redskins are brainwashing RG3. He has also been critical of the former Baylor star at times, which is likely why Griffin has chosen to not speak with him or take his advice. At this point, everyone on the Redskins needs to be held accountable. It takes a group effort to play as poorly as they have.

Kevin Harvick takes shot at Donovan McNabb for saying NASCAR drivers aren’t athletes

Donovan-McNabb-complains-on-first-takeJimmie Johnson won his sixth Sprint Cup title on Sunday, leaving him just one shy of the record for championships won by a NASCAR driver in a career. His dominance of the sport was discussed during a segment on FOX Sports 1, with Donovan McNabb emphatically stating that stock car drivers are not athletes.

“I like what he’s been able to do,” McNabb said. “Do I think he’s an athlete? Absolutely not. He’s not an athlete. He sits in a car and drives. That doesn’t make you athletic.”

Several drivers have been having fun with McNabb’s comments. Earlier this week, Johnson said that he is an athlete and so are all of the other drivers in the sport — including Tony Stewart. While Johnson decided to take the high road and insult one of his own, Kevin Harvick took aim at McNabb.

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Former Eagles OL Shawn Andrews implies he requested a trade because of mistreatment from Donovan McNabb

Shawn-Andrews-EaglesOne of the ripple effects we can expect to see as a result the Miami Dolphins bullying saga between Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito is other players coming forward and sharing similar stories. Last week, former Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Shawn Andrews revealed that he was the victim of mistreatment from teammates at one point in his career. In doing so, he basically called out Donovan McNabb.

Speaking in very vague terms, Andrews told Mike Missanelli of 97.5 The Fanatic that he basically had no friends on the Eagles and that his teammates spread lies about him.

“The only guy I could trust on that team was flat out Brian Dawkins,” he said, via The 700 Level. “Now you imagine — I’m going to tell you this and you can maybe figure it out and try to decode it. Would you want to go to work at a place where you’re putting your heart out every single day and the guy that you’re protecting is saying things behind your back that isn’t true?”

When asked if he was referring to McNabb, Andrews admitted that he was. He also said he would not classify what went on as “bullying,” but implied that McNabb and other teammates were looking to make life difficult for him during a contract negotiation. Apparently some of the players on the team were claiming Andrews frequently ate at McDonald’s, which he said was not true.

“Bullying is a strong word. I wouldn’t consider it bullying,” he said. “[But you're] putting everything you have on the line for another person, and that person is saying some very, very, very untrue things about you to other guys … how would that make you feel?”

Andrews then spoke about the time he asked then-head coach Andy Reid if he could address the locker room. He said he addressed his concerns with the team and that McNabb “rolled his eyes” and blew him off. Shortly thereafter, Andrews asked Reid for a trade.

It was well-known that Andrews battled depression during his time in Philly. As The 700 Level noted, his struggles were documented in a New York Times article that was written in 2009. That being said, there is no indication that McNabb or anyone else did or said close to the level of what Incognito allegedly said to Martin. Not everyone gets along in the workplace. If we start comparing every case of alleged “mistreatment” to the Martin case, things will get out of hand in a hurry.

Donovan McNabb: Washington Redskins are brainwashing Robert Griffin III

Donovan-McNabb-Mike-Shanahan-Robert-Griffin-IIIFor those of you who haven’t noticed, Donovan McNabb and Robert Griffin III are not the best of friends. As an African-American and former Washington Redskins quarterback, McNabb seems to feel it is his duty to warn RG3 about possible mistakes he is making early on in his career. Griffin recently made it clear that he doesn’t want to hear from McNabb, and who can blame him?

RG3 was responding to comments McNabb made about him doing too much in his personal life instead of rehabbing from knee surgery. On Tuesday evening during his show on NBC Sports Radio, McNabb commented on Griffin’s comments about his comments. You follow all that?

“I’m just trying to help him, but clearly the young generation think they have all the answers,” McNabb said, via CSNPhilly.com. “And he’s going through a little turmoil right now of trying to get out on the field. And it’s unfortunate, but that’s where we’re at right now as far as these young quarterbacks who think they have all the answers.

“I honestly think that over there in Washington he’s getting brainwashed.”

Maybe I’m also a part of the younger generation and think I have all the answers, but I’m with RG3. He doesn’t drink and he doesn’t party. He is ahead of schedule in his rehab and targeting a return to the field in Week 1 after tearing his ACL in the playoffs. That sounds like commitment to me.

“I hope the best for the young man,” McNabb said. “But the direction he’s going in is really a direction he does not want to do. He does not want to go there with me.”

What direction is that, Donovan? RG3 is entering only his second season as a pro, and McNabb is already all over him. McNabb doubted Griffin would ever be a fit with Mike Shanhan in Washington to begin with, so why would RG3 be interested in hearing his opinion? It’s not like Griffin is turning down advice from Joe Montana. McNabb needs to let it go.