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Michael Turner

Atlanta Falcons Star

Arrested for DUI

9/18/2012 5:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner was arrested for DUI early this morning ... hours afters he helped crush Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football.

Turner -- who rushed for 42 yards and a TD in the MNF victory -- was initially pulled over in his black Audi R8 around 4:06 AM for speeding ... 97 in a 65.

During the stop, officers detected the presence of alcohol and arrested the 30-year-old NFL star for driving under the influence.

Law enforcement tells TMZ ... Turner refused to submit to a breathalyzer test.

Turner -- who's in the 5th year of a 6-year, $34 million contract -- was hauled to Gwinnett County Jail ... but was released two hours later on $2,179 bond.

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7:11 AM PT -- The Falcons just released a statement saying, "We are aware of the situation involving Michael and are in the process of gathering more information. Because this is now a legal matter, the club will have no further comment at this time.”

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49 COMMENTS

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1.

Beauty    

Good.

711 days ago
2.

Nick    

Obama/Biden 2012

711 days ago
3.

aquanet    

another day, another stupid athlete

711 days ago
4.

Nick    

Prostate orgasms.

711 days ago
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Nick    

Suck a n-igga dick.

711 days ago
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bjay    

You're rich dummy! Hire a freaking driver if you want to party. My sons and their friends are still in college but even they know better than to drink without first getting that DD.

711 days ago
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gamepro    

what the **** is with everyone getting dui this year and one dui should be their car taken away or a 10,000 dollar fine

711 days ago
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Mikey    

He's just celebrating the Falcoons win over the Broncos. Or maybe he needs a conservatorship cause he got drunk?

711 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

What! The cops didn't recognize you. This is an outrage. Why dont you do a Tyler Perry and start a BS racial profiling case.
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Phishie from Philly

711 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

All athletes need at least 1 DUI in a life time. All childhood star kids must get at least 2DUI's and 1 domestic dispute before 22. That's the new thing. Get with the times. (Awesome message people)
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Phishie from Philly

711 days ago
11.

Mikey    

Arresting black people for drinking and driving is racist!

711 days ago
12.

Jay W.     

Wealthy athlete with a DUI. No big deal.

711 days ago
13.

~♥~    

For shame... Another rich fool that didn't have the common sense to get a driver.

711 days ago
14.

PM2901    

But, Amanda Bynes remains free. America!

711 days ago
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CriticXtreme    

In Atlanta, you have a change of be pulled over for DUI while DWB or DWB while DWB. You have to be drunk to be in Atlanta.

711 days ago
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