(Reuters) - Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner was held in jail and charged with DUI (drink driving) and speeding, just hours after scoring a touchdown in Monday night's win over the Denver Broncos.
Gwinnett County Jail records showed Turner was brought in at 5.06 am ET and released around two hours later on a bond of $2,179.
Turner scored the opening touchdown in the Falcons' 27-21 win, his 51st score for the team, the most rushing touchdowns in franchise history.
As well as facing charges in court, Turner could also be disciplined by the NFL which has sought to crack down on players involved in off-the-field incidents.
(Reporting By Simon Evans)
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