Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim was reportedly arrested for DUI on the Fourth of July, according to the Chandler Police Station.
Chandler Police confirmed that Keim was arrested on Wednesday during a traffic stop. Police said Saturday morning the full arrest report was not complete, so further details could not be provided.
Keim has been GM since 2013 and began working with the team as a scout in 1999. He signed a contract extension in February through 2022.
Keim apologized to the Cardinal fans as well as his players.
“I truly regret my incredibly poor judgment and inexcusable actions,” Keim said in a statement released by the team. “Everyone associated with the NFL and its teams is held to a high standard of behavior and I obviously failed to meet that. I sincerely apologize to our organization and its fans as well as to my family. I accept full responsibility for my actions and hold myself completely accountable. Moving forward, I will take the steps to ensure that I never put myself or the Cardinals in this type of situation again.”
The Cardinals website had this to say:
“We are aware of the incident on Wednesday involving Steve Keim,” the team said in a statement. “He fully recognizes the seriousness of the situation and that this type of behavior is unacceptable and inexcusable. Steve immediately alerted the team who in turn reported it to the NFL as required under the league’s Personal Conduct Policy. We are continuing to gather information and will handle the matter appropriately and in accordance with all league policies as well as within the legal system.”
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