Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Todd Downing was arrested for DUI simply hours after the Titans’ win over Inexperienced Bay on Thursday night time.
Downing was arrested by the Tennessee Freeway Patrol in Williamson County early Friday morning. He was cited for driving below the affect and dashing, and booked into the Williamson County jail at roughly 4:30 a.m. Downing was launched round 7 a.m.
In accordance with the arrest report, the arresting officer pulled Downing over after his automobile was touring at a excessive charge of pace and Downing’s automobile allegedly smelled of intoxicants.
Per Flight Conscious, the Titans’ workforce aircraft left Inexperienced Bay simply after midnight native time and landed in Nashville at 2:07 a.m. In accordance with WSMV, Downing was pulled over round 2:30 a.m.
Downing, 42, is in his second season because the Titans’ offensive coordinator following two seasons because the workforce’s tight ends coach. He took over because the offensive coordinator after Arthur Smith grew to become the top coach of the Atlanta Falcons.
Downing has been within the NFL since 2005 and has labored for seven groups, together with the Los Angeles Rams and Detroit Lions. He was the Raiders’ offensive coordinator in 2017 after serving because the workforce’s quarterbacks coach for 2 seasons.
The Titans beat the Packers 27-17 on Thursday night time to maneuver to 7-3, dropping the Packers to 4-7. Ryan Tannehill handed for 333 yards within the win, and Derrick Henry threw a TD move close to the aim line within the second quarter for the Titans.
NFL reminds groups of alcohol coverage
Afterward Friday afternoon, the NFL despatched a memo to groups reminding them of its longstanding coverage banning alcohol from workforce amenities, busses and planes and threatening “important self-discipline” for any violations.
The memo didn’t point out Downing particularly.
“In gentle of current occasions, golf equipment are reminded that league coverage prohibits alcoholic drinks, together with beer, within the locker rooms, follow or workplace amenities, or whereas touring on workforce busses or planes at any time through the preseason, common season or postseason,” the memo stated, partly. “This is applicable to all gamers, coaches, membership personnel and visitors touring together with your workforce.
“This coverage has been in place for a few years … Violations of this essential coverage will probably be taken significantly and can lead to important self-discipline.”
The warning wasn’t solely associated to Downing’s arrest. The Washington Commanders disciplined a number of gamers after they had been seen on social media ingesting on the workforce’s flight house after Monday’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles, in line with the NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero.
The NFL stated in an announcement that the league was “happy with the self-discipline administered by the membership,” and that no additional punishment was coming.
The league continues to be investigating the Titans.
Titans offensive coordinator Todd Downing was charged with a DUI on Friday morning after their win over the Packers. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Photos)