Atlanta Falcons Star
Arrested for DUI
Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner was arrested for DUI early this morning … hours afters he helped crush Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football.
Turner — who rushed for 42 yards and a TD in the MNF victory — was initially pulled over in his black Audi R8 around 4:06 AM for speeding … 97 in a 65.
During the stop, officers detected the presence of alcohol and arrested the 30-year-old NFL star for driving under the influence.
Law enforcement tells TMZ … Turner refused to submit to a breathalyzer test.
Turner — who’s in the 5th year of a 6-year, $34 million contract — was hauled to Gwinnett County Jail … but was released two hours later on $2,179 bond.
7:11 AM PT — The Falcons just released a statement saying, “We are aware of the situation involving Michael and are in the process of gathering more information. Because this is now a legal matter, the club will have no further comment at this time.”
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Michael Turner — Atlanta Falcons Star Arrested for DUI