Former New York Jets Erik Ainge has been arrested for driving under the influence. Seemingly just another NFL affiliated person getting arrested for drunk driving. Fortunately unlike a Denver Bronco executive he didn’t hit anything and was stopped before causing any damage.
He was released on bond and will appear in court on Monday.
From The Republic:
Police spotted him allegedly swerving while driving on an interstate.
A Knoxville police officer stopped Ainge at 1:13 a.m. Sunday. Police spokesman Darrell DeBusk said in a statement that the 27-year-old Ainge failed field sobriety tests and was charged with driving under the influence, violating the implied consent law and a roadway lane violation.
Ainge was released on bond and is scheduled to appear in court Monday.
Ainge was drafted in the fifth round by the New York Jets in 2008 after starting 37 games for the University of Tennessee in college. Injuries to his throwing shoulder forced him to retire after just three seasons. Ainge has spoken openly about his struggles with alcohol and drugs.
Hopefully Ainge can get the help he needs to better himself, even if it comes as court ordered treatment.