Lawyer: Ex-Falcon Jamal Anderson Was Not Drunk

ATLANTA (AP) -- The lawyer of former Atlanta Falcons running back Jamal Anderson says his client was not driving under the influence of alcohol when arrested in metro Atlanta.
Attorney Michael Hawkins said in a statement Thursday to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the 39-year-old Anderson was tired after a long day of travel, spending time with his children and visiting out-of-town friends.
DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parish says Anderson was taken into custody around 4:30 a.m. Sunday on Chamblee-Tucker Road near Interstate 85.
Anderson was released Sunday from the DeKalb County Jail after posting bond.
Jail records say Anderson was arrested and charged with not driving the minimum speed and DUI.
Anderson played eight seasons for the Falcons before leaving with a knee injury in 2001.


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