Michael Turner Arrested for DUI: Five NFL Stars That Went to Jail in 2012

By @tony_riccobono a.riccobono@ibtimes.com on

Michael Turner is the latest in a string of NFL players to be arrested.

The running back was arrested on a DUI charges, just a few hours after his Falcons beat the Broncos on "Monday Night Football." The contest ended after midnight, and Turner was taken into custody around 2 a.m. ET, according to Gwinnett County Cpl. Edwin Ritter.

The Atlanta rusher was pulled over for driving 97 mph in a 65 mph speed zone. A news release said "the (arresting) officer could smell an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from the driver and proceeded to conduct a DUI investigation."

The Falcons released a statement on the incident.

"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."

Several players have been arrested in 2012, many for driving while intoxicated. Here are five other NFL stars that went to jail this year:

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