Saints’ McCray sorry for comments after DUI stop
New Orleans Saints defensive end Bobby McCray issued a written
apology on Wednesday concerning disparaging comments he made on a
social networking Web site about the officer that arrested him
after a traffic stop this week.
In the statement released by the EAG sports management agency in
California, McCray said he regretted that private messages about
his arrest were unintentionally posted on Twitter.
“I have respect for the men and women who serve the New Orleans
Police Department and I never meant to convey otherwise,” the
statement said. “My attorneys are now handling the matter and I
have faith that the legal process will rectify the situation in my
By Wednesday afternoon, McCray’s Twitter page had been taken
down. However, a series of comments posted earlier included a
reference to the arresting officer being a “short guy with a
Napoleon complex” who got angry when McCray asked why he’d been
ordered out of the car for a routine traffic stop. In another
comment, McCray stated he was pulled over for “DWP,” or “Driving
McCray went on to call the charges “bogus” and claims he was
not drunk. He also said he and his fiancee were on their way home
and that she was feeding him some pizza as he drove.
Police have said McCray refused to take a breathalyzer test,
which under Louisiana law can result in a one-year suspension of
one’s driver’s license.
The traffic stop occurred about 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday. McCray was
booked with driving while intoxicated, speeding, careless operation
of a vehicle and not having his registration. He was released a few
The Saints returned to practice on Wednesday after taking
Tuesday off as usual. McCray did not practice, but head coach Sean
Payton said it was because he had a sore back.
Payton said the team would not discipline McCray at this
“There’s a league protocol and it shifts to the league and
we’ll follow the process and gather the information,” Payton said.
“Given that we’re just two days removed from it, there are still a
number of steps to be taken.”
McCray was not available when the Saints’ locker room was opened
to reporters on Wednesday afternoon.
McCray is in his sixth NFL season out of Florida. He’s been
credited with 10 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks in 15 games this