Police say Arizona Cardinals linebacker John Abraham fell asleep inside a car on a suburban Atlanta highway and was arrested last month on DUI charges.
Brookhaven police say the 36-year-old Abraham was driving a car that had stopped in the road’s center lane the afternoon of June 29. Police say Abraham smelled of alcohol and failed voluntary sobriety tests — including reciting a portion of the alphabet.
Abraham told investigators he was coming from a local strip club and the person who was supposed to pick him up hadn’t arrived.
Abraham is the NFL’s active leader in sacks and is ninth on the league’s all-time sacks list. He also played for the New York Jets and the Atlanta Falcons.
Abraham has been absent from the Cardinals’ training camp since Friday.
Records show Abraham was charged with driving under the influence involving alcohol, as well as stopping, standing or parking in a prohibited place.
Records from the jail do not indicate whether the case had been resolved as of Tuesday, nor do they list an attorney for Abraham.
The Cardinals have said only that Abraham has been absent from camp for personal reasons.