The Atlanta Falcons are one of the most impressive teams in football this season, jumping out to a 2-0 record after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos. But the team's hot start has been clouded by the Tuesday morning arrest of Michael Turner.
The starting running back was arrested and charged with DUI just hours after the team's victory on Monday night.
Head coach Mike Smith addressed the issue with reporters on Tuesday.
"First and foremost, anytime a player sheds negatively on our football team and organization, we are very disappointed. This is a legal matter that it’s very well defined how we have to proceed with it through the League, and we’ll let the process run its course. I’ve spoken with Michael. We’ve had a conversation and like all conversations with my player’s I would like to keep those internal. He knows that we’re disappointed in the decisions that he made after the ballgame last night."
Whether Turner loses playing time in Week 3 remains to be seen. His production on the field hasn't done him any favors either. Through two games he has just 74 yards and is averaging 2.6 yards per carry.