Cardinals GM Steve Keim Cited For DUI

Cardinals general manager Steve Keim was cited for a DUI on July 5th, according to Darren Urban of AZCardinals.comKTAR News 92.3 (which first broke the news) says the executive was booked and released that same night.’s Ian Rapoport tweets that Keim could face punishment under the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

“We are aware of the incident on Wednesday involving Steve Keim,” the team said in a statement. “He fully recognizes the seriousness of the situation and that this type of behavior is unacceptable and inexcusable. Steve immediately alerted the team who in turn reported it to the NFL as required under the league’s Personal Conduct Policy. We are continuing to gather information and will handle the matter appropriately and in accordance with all league policies as well as within the legal system.”

“I truly regret my incredibly poor judgment and inexcusable actions,” Keim said. “Everyone associated with the NFL and its teams is held to a high standard of behavior and I obviously failed to meet that. I sincerely apologize to our organization and its fans as well as to my family. I accept full responsibility for my actions and hold myself completely accountable. Moving forward, I will take the steps to ensure that I never put myself or the Cardinals in this type of situation again.”

Keim initially joined the organization as a college scout in 1999, and he quickly worked his way up the ranks. He was named general manager back in 2013, and the Cardinals won at least 10 games and had a pair of playoff appearances during his first three seasons at the helm. Back in February, Keim signed a four-year extension with the team that would last through the 2022 season.

This is the second offseason incident for the organization, as second-round wide receiver Christian Kirk was arrested for disorderly conduct and property damage in February (with the news emerging following his selection in the draft). Michael Floyd was the last member of the organization to be arrested for a DUI, an incident that ultimately led to his release.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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9 comments on “Cardinals GM Steve Keim Cited For DUI

  1. pacfan189

    Based on the picture they used, I would have guessed he’s at least a 3 star general.

  2. tonysdog01

    You have a GM in the NFL where we constantly hear about players and alcohol issues, etc. and all the other stuff. He makes great money I’m sure and he’s that stupid. What a fool! They should suspend him for the year. How’s he look at a player and ever condemn them? I’m so sick of their lame apologies after the fact. I’d fire him. What a dufus.

    • WazBazbo

      Someday, should it ever come to pass that you make your (apparently) first mistake in life I sincerely hope those around you show you the same mercy…

      • Ironman_4life

        Your opinion would shadow his if a family member was killed by a drunk driver.

    • Ironman_4life

      I wouldn’t fire him cause obviously he has some sort of skill that benefits the organization. But dudes doing some serious treatment programs and some public speaking on why his actions were negative. They can turn his negative into a positive. If it happens again sorry but here’s your pink slip

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