Cardinals Suspend GM Steve Keim

Cardinals general manager Steve Keim pleaded guilty today to extreme DUI. Shortly thereafter, the organization announced that they have suspended and fined the executive. The punishment stems from an incident earlier this month.

Keim will ultimately be suspended for five weeks and will be fined $200K. According to the team, that money will be donated to the Arizona chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. During the suspension, Keim won’t be allowed to contact or visit the team. He also won’t be allowed to return until he completes “counseling and evaluation, in addition to a DUI education course.”

“As stated at the time of the incident, this behavior is indefensible and completely unacceptable,” the team said in a statement. “While Steve has accepted full accountability and responsibility for his actions, that does not diminish their gravity nor the severity of the consequences that result from them.”

Keim was cited for a DUI back on July 5th. He was booked and released that same night. Keim 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 he inked a four-year extension with the team in February.

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17 comments on “Cardinals Suspend GM Steve Keim

  1. mjctrack

    These guys are worth so much money, Uber or a cab are such a simple solution. I just don’t understand….

    • noodles465

      Clearly wasn’t thinking properly. I guess when u get that tanked common sense goes out the door

  2. TJECK109

    Wonder if he will file an appeal and have it reduced to 3 weeks. Oh wait that only applies to the overpaid players

      • GuruGray

        Haha for real. Anyone who thinks football players are overpaid hasn’t been paying attention to their shortened lifespans

        • SuperSinker

          The fact that NFL players don’t have guaranteed contracts boggles the mind. Every. Damn. Time.

        • Ironman_4life

          Anyone who thinks football players are not overpaid haven’t been to a game in a very long time to look at the prices. Levi stadium. $16 for a 16 ounce beer and $55 to park.

          • diller79

            Ok Kirk Cousins first of all took a discount to have it all garunteed and even with that he is 1 player in a league of thousands with a fully garunteed contract. While it is a good start for future contracts but he is not an arguing point to prove that nfl players contracts are fully team friendly

          • tsolid

            Shut it…Funny how CEO’s make 100 of millions in year, but people don’t dare to call them overpaid. Usually the non athletic, jealous people are the ones screaming athletes are overrated.

            • diller79

              Have you ever thought that the usually non athletic people are the more educated people over athletes and that’s why they are higher paid?!?!?!?!

          • pt57

            The teams will charge what the market will bear regardless of player salaries.

    • JT19

      Hey don’t blame the players, blame the poorly run NFL. Its not the players’ fault that the NFL hands out inconsistent penalties for similar offenses.

      The MLB does the same thing but their suspensions usually mean less when you compare a 16 game schedule to a 162 game schedule. To boot, MLB players can continue playing as they appeal their punishment. At least in the NFL, most of the appeals are handled before the suspension is officially announced (usually during the offseason) or quickly dealt with (usually before the next game unless its a quick turnaround).

  3. tonysdog01

    Typical chump penalty by an NFL team on one of their executives. Extreme DUI??? He must have been totally wasted. This guy has a higher level of responsibility. He should have been fired.

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