Cardinals Reinstate GM Steve Keim

Steve Keim has been reinstated as the GM of the Cardinals, according to a team announcement. Keim was put on the sidelines for five weeks following a DUI arrest earlier this summer. 

During the suspension, Keim was barred from contact with the team and prohibited from entering the team facility. In addition to the ban, Keim was fined $200K, which was subsequently donated to the Arizona chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. While away from the club, the Cardinals mandated that he complete counseling, evaluation, and a DUI education course.

We in the NFL are all held to a higher standard,” team president Michael Bidwill said in July at the time of the suspension. “We know what the standards are, we know what the laws are. … I told (Steve) there were going to be consequences…On a personal level I care about Steve a lot, but I have to do my job. It was important I do it, and for me, it was important that he know I’m not messing around.

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  1. JonSnow

    I like the no nonsense punishment. There needs to be more of this in sports. Stiff suspension and a stiff fine donated to a good cause and steps to get the person better whatever the issue may be

    • crosseyedlemon

      They have you drinking the kool-aid. This is just typical PR posturing by an owner designed to brainwash fans into thinking the league has the highest moral standards when in fact almost everything they do is self serving.
      Bidwell’s donation to MADD is a nice touch but if he were truly against drinking and driving he would stop alcohol sales at the stadium….but you will never see that happen.

  2. tonysdog01

    He’s lucky he’s not a player. Apparently, GMs can drive drunk with a slap on the wrist. Let’s see if the NFL has the guts to suspend him for four games.

    • crosseyedlemon

      You can be sure that Goodell told Bidwell that the league would take disciplinary action if he didn’t. The damage control has been implemented and the league will now move on to the next case where their public image needs to be rejuvenated.

  3. JJB0811

    Suspended for a summer vacation! Hard core NFL rules right there. Why don’t players get suspended in the offseason/summer camp then?

  4. noodles465

    Dude messed up. Get over it people! It’s not like he assaulted someone or crashed his truck. Made a mistake took his punishment……

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