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Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb arrested for DUI

GILBERT, Ariz. --Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was arrested for driving drunk in Arizona last month, reports CBS affiliate KPHO.

Gilbert, Ariz., police said McNabb was impaired by alcohol when he rear-ended a vehicle that was stopped at a red light at approximately 11:30 p.m. on June 28.

McNabb was arrested for DUI and transported to the Gilbert/Chandler Unified Holding Facility where he was cited and released.

The arresting officer reported smelling a strong odor of alcohol on McNabb's breath. But when asked how much alcohol he had to drink, McNabb allegedly said, "Nothing."

The officer also said that McNabb had slurred speech, was not able to stand without visibly swaying back and forth, and had very bloodshot eyes.

Police said that at one point McNabb offered to walk home. When the officer asked why he would need to walk home, McNabb stated he was "good to drive," but would walk if the officer needed him to, according to the police report.

McNabb currently hosts a four-hour show every weekday on NBC Sports Radio with former Arizona State University star and retired NFL quarterback Mark Malone.

On the show Tuesday, McNabb briefly addressed the issue saying, "Earlier today there was a story that was released and I want everybody to be cognizant of it, because I am very aware of handling the matter, at this particular point. But at this point, I have no further information and as we continue on with the situation then we'll let it handle as it will handle itself."

This was the second time the 38-year-old has been arrested for DUI in Arizona. He was pulled over after going 81 mph in a 65 mph zone in December 2013.

McNabb pleaded guilty to misdemeanor DUI and he served one day in jail and paid nearly $1,500 in fines. Nine days of his sentence were suspended in exchange for participation in a treatment program.

McNabb played in the NFL for 13 years after being drafted with the second overall pick in 1999. He led the Philadelphia Eagles to four straight NFC championship games from 2001 to 2004 and one Super Bowl berth before retiring after the 2011 season.

If convicted of a second DUI in this short a time period, McNabb faces a minimum 90 days and up to six months in jail, fines, community service, and the installation of an ignition interlock device on his vehicle for a year.

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