Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Todd Downing was arrested for DUI early Friday.
According to NFL.com, the Tennessee Highway Patrol verified that Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Todd Downing was detained early on Friday morning for driving under the influence of alcohol. Downing is the offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans.
After being put into the Williamson County (Tennessee) Jail, Downing eventually secured bail and was released.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Downing was seen on Interstate 65 at around 2:30 a.m. local time driving a car at a very high rate of speed. During a traffic stop that was made in Downing, a THP trooper saw symptoms of impairment on his part as well as the odor of an intoxicant emanating from inside his car. After that, an arrest warrant was issued for Downing.
The Titans issued a statement saying that they are aware of the claims about Todd Downing and are now in the process of obtaining further information about the situation.
On Friday, Titans head coach Mike Vrabel informed reporters that he had spoken to owner Amy Adams Strunk, general manager Jon Robinson, and quarterback Jake Downing about the situation and that the club was taking the subject “extremely seriously.” Strunk and Robinson are also co-owners of the team.
Vrabel said that “we all have a big duty as members of this community, as coaches and players of this club, as dads, spouses, and teammates to make excellent choices,” and he clarified that “we realize it.”
The National Football League has said that it has gotten in touch with the Titans and will investigate the incident.
According to a statement released by the league, “All league and club staff, including coaches, are subject to possible sanction when it is decided that a violation has been committed.” [Citation needed]
Vrabel said the team would comply with whatever the league decides.
Vrabel did not want to comment on whether or not the club was thinking about imposing its own punishment, but he did say that the team would cooperate with whatever the league decided to do.
The Titans’ assistant coach was taken into custody only a few hours after his team’s victory against the Packers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay by a score of 27-17.
Downing, who is 42 years old, has worked with the company since 2019. In 2021, he was given the position of offensive coordinator after previously holding the position of tight ends coach.
According to the reports of NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero, as well as other sources, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to all clubs on Friday, threatening “significant discipline” for violating the league’s longstanding policy that prohibits the consumption of alcohol at team facilities and while traveling on team planes and buses.
The policy of the League prohibits the consumption of alcoholic beverages, including beer, in the locker rooms, practice or office facilities, or while traveling on team buses or planes at any time during the preseason, regular season, or postseason. In light of recent events, clubs are reminded that the policy of the League prohibits the consumption of alcoholic beverages, including beer, in those areas. According to what was said in the message, “this applies to all players, coaches, club employees, and visitors traveling with your squad.”
“For a good number of years, this regulation has been in effect. When alcohol is readily accessible at club facilities or when traveling, considerable and unneeded hazards are posed to the League, its players, coaches, and other individuals involved. Any violations of this crucial policy will be handled very seriously and will result in severe reprimands and other forms of punishment.
“Each club should ensure that its travel arrangements do not involve the provision of alcohol service at any time.” In addition, each club should take the proper measures to confirm that alcohol (including beer and any other alcoholic beverage) is not accessible on its premises. If you have any more inquiries about this topic, please address them to the Management Council or the Football Operations.