Michael Turner apologizes for DUI arrest

Michael Turner was contrite this morning, a little more than 24 hours after he was arrested for DUI following the Atlanta Falcons’ victory Monday night.

Turner was arrested and charged with DUI and speeding after in the early-morning hours Tuesday in Gwinnett County.

“I’d like to apologize to Mr. (Arthur) Blank, Thomas Dimitroff, Mike Smith and the whole Falcons organization and the fans out there for the situation that I’m in right now,” Turner said, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It was a bad decision on my part. I can’t say too much about it in detail right now. I’m just trying to move forward from here.”

Turner said he didn’t know why he didn’t use a limo service or call for a ride.

“Any time that you’re in a situation like this, you don’t want this to happen,” he said. “You try to keep a clean slate throughout your whole life like everyone else. Unfortunately, this happened and I just have to move forward.

“I don’t think that anybody is more disappointed than myself. I just have to man up, talk to everybody and face it. It’s a tough situation. You don’t want to disappoint anybody, family or friends, co-workers or anybody. It’s always tough.”

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