Uncertain if Arizona Cardinal’s Clark Haggans will face Discipline from NFL for DUI
In April 2011, Arizona Cardinal linebacker Clark Haggans was pulled over after running a red light. He told the officer he was rushing home because he babysitter called and said that his 5 year-old was having trouble breathing. His daughter was born with underdeveloped lungs.
Haggans was arrested and convicted of extreme DUI. He was sentenced to 45 days in jail, a $3,229 fine, and counseling treatment. Haggans paid the fine, completed the counseling, and was permitted to serve his jail sentence in a facility in Pennsylvania. The Arizona extreme DUI law can be found in Arizona Revised Statues § 28-1382.
Haggans was previously arrested for DUI in 2004.
The NFL generally punishes players who are convicted for DUI and may suspend them from playing and/or require them to pay fines. Haggans’ arrest occurred during the NFL lockdown, so it is possible that he will not be disciplined by the NFL for his actions. The NFL does not comment on individual discipline cases. Haggans and his agent, Jeff Sperbeck, report that they have not received word about whether Haggans will face discipline for this DUI.
If you are arrested for DUI, it’s imperative that you contact an experienced DUI attorney as soon as possible to serve as your advocate. If you have been arrested for DUI, please contact an attorney for DUI at Oracle Law Group Office P.C. for assistance with your DUI case.
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