Alan Branch Cut from Buffalo Bills After DUI Arrest

Posted by: The Lush Crush on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 Category Smashed-letes

Alan Branch

Things do not seem to be going well for defensive tackle Alan Branch. The athlete was arrested for a DUI on Saturday, August 23 resulting in him being cut from the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, August 24.

Branch started playing with the Buffalo Bills in 2013 after previously playing with the Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks.

Last weekend in Cheektowaga, New York (just a couple of miles outside of Buffalo), police witnessed Branch sitting in the driver’s seat of his vehicle and vomiting. This incident gave police enough evidence to suspect that Branch had been driving under the influence. Police proceeded to give Branch a breathalyzer test where his blood alcohol concentration measured a .14 percent. The legal limit in the state of New York is .08 percent.

Branch’s arrest occurred around 2 am on Saturday. However, the Bills had a game just 14 hours later against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Obviously, Branch was absent. The Bills ended up losing 27 – 14.

On Sunday, August 24, the Buffalo Bills had announced that Branch was cut from the team. When the Bills made that announcement, coach Doug Marrone did not have a lot of details. Plus, at the time, he didn’t even know that Branch was arrested for a DUI. Marrone did inform reporters that he had planned on getting in touch with Branch.

Branch’s DUI was likely the final straw with the Buffalo Bills. During the offseason, Branch was absent from voluntary workouts. Furthermore, when training camp began in July, Branch did not pass his conditioning test.

Branch could be facing potential jail time for his DUI in addition to a license suspension, alcohol education classes and expensive fines.

Source: CBS Sports

 

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