Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim was arrested for DUI on the Fourth of July, according to the Chandler Police Department.
Chandler police say Keim was arrested early Wednesday morning after a traffic stop and was released from custody later in the day. They did not release further details.
The organization released a statement Saturday morning.
“We are aware of the incident on Wednesday involving Steve Keim,” the Cardinals organization said in a statement. “He fully recognizes the seriousness of the situation and that this type of behavior is unacceptable and inexcusable."
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"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.”
Keim released his following statement regarding his arrest on Saturday morning as well.
“I truly regret my incredibly poor judgment and inexcusable actions,” Keim said in a statement released by the team. “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 first joined the Cardinals as a college scout in 1999. He was promoted to the general manager role in 2013.
He recently concluded his 19th season with the organization and fifth as the team's general manager.
Keim's teams have gone 49-30-1 since he became GM, the seventh best winning percentage in the NFL during that time.
Back in February, Cardinals extended Keim's contract through the 2022 season.
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