| About us | Privacy Policy | Contact us | Sitemap
Home News Forum Blog Standings Roster Players Schedule Depth Chart Stats Photos Videos
carolina-panthers-v--baltimore-ravens Carolina Panthers v. Baltimore Ravens...
All the latest Baltimore Ravens Photos Store photographs. Football NFL.
carolina-panthers-v--baltimore-ravens Carolina Panthers v. Baltimore Ravens...
All the latest Baltimore Ravens Photos Store photographs. Football NFL.
baltimore-raven-cheerleader BALTIMORE RAVEN CHEERLEADER...
All the latest Baltimore Ravens Photos Store photographs. Football NFL.

Baltimore Ravens News

News » GIANTS: Remorse after arrest


GIANTS: Remorse after arrest


GIANTS: Remorse after arrest
LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - Giants tackle Kareem McKenzie will play against the Ravens on Sunday despite his Thursday night arrest for suspicion of driving while intoxicated.


Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he spoke with McKenzie on Friday and is "disappointed" but added, "He's not blaming anybody but himself and feels very badly about this."

A call to McKenzie's North Caldwell home was not returned. He issued a statement through the team that said: "I spoke with coach Coughlin and Jerry Reese this morning and expressed my remorse for last night's situation. I am prepared to deal with the consequences of that situation from both a legal standpoint and as a player in the National Football League."

Lt. Salvatore Calafiore of the Little Falls police department said McKenzie was pulled over at 9:09 p.m. Thursday after he cut through a gas station at Route 23 and Main Street.

Calafiore said McKenzie, 29, was not driving erratically and would not have been pulled over if he had not tried to avoid a red light. The arresting officer smelled alcohol and administered a Breathalyzer test, which the 6-6, 327-pound McKenzie failed, according to Calafiore. New Jersey's legal limit is 0.08.

Charges include driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, driving on private property to avoid a traffic signal and driving with an expired registration, Calafiore said. McKenzie was released later Thursday night and is due in court to answer the charges Tuesday. "He was cooperative and classy the whole way," Calafiore said.

Coughlin, in an interview on WFAN, said: "There's never been a better citizen, not an individual who has more remorse about what he did. He's been a guy that's been a first-class guy here in this organization. He made a mistake; everyone realizes that. The legal process will run its course, the league will take their action. It's a mistake. We're disappointed, he's disappointed, but he's going to be hardest on himself."

Under the NFL's collective-bargaining agreement, the league - not the teams - has the right to impose discipline for alcohol and drug offenses.

First-time offenders typically are entered into the NFL's substance-abuse program and fined the equivalent of two weekly paychecks. McKenzie is believed to be a first-time offender, but the league's program is confidential.

Notes & quotes: CB Corey Webster (groin) returned to practice on a limited basis and will be a game-time decision, as will CB Kevin Dockery (back) and safety James Butler (knee).

Staff writer Tom Rock contributed to this story.

Sunday

Ravens at Giants

1 p.m.

TV: Ch. 2

Radio: WFAN (660)



Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: November 15, 2008

• More On Nfl...
 Posted By corbo
• Daily transactions...
 Posted By corbo
• Who will win Week 6 games in NFL?...
 Posted By corbo
• Injury report...
 Posted By corbo
• Latest odds...
 Posted By corbo
• Matchup breakdowns...
 Posted By corbo
Dwan Edwards Name: Dwan Edwards
#93
Position: DT
Age: 27
Experience: 5 years
College: Oregon State
Copyright © ravenshome.com, Inc. All rights reserved 2019.