We learned late last week that Cardinals general manager Steve Keim was cited for a DUI on July 5th. We knew then that Keim could face punishment under the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Today, team president Michael Bidwill seemingly confirmed that fact, as he hinted that the executive could face “consequences” for his actions.
“First of all, I’m extremely disappointed,” Bidwill said during an interview with KFYI’s Mike Broomhead (via ProFootballTalk.com’s Josh Alper). “It’s inexcusable. He did bring it to our attention right away that night and has been extremely remorseful and contrite. He’s taken steps to make things right, but the reality is that there is a process in place that the league has and there are going to be consequences here.”
Alper points out that previous discipline under the league’s Personal Conduct Policy has led to suspensions and fines, and he opines that Keim’s blood alcohol concentration will influence any potential punishment.
Meanwhile, ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss passes along additional details regarding Keim’s arrest. The general manager was seen drifting between two lanes, and the officer could “smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage” after Keim was pulled over. The executive did give his name to the officer, but he claimed to be the team’s director of security. Keim was also unable to complete the physical components of the field sobriety test, citing a “pre-existing knee injury.”
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