Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim was arrested for DUI on July 4th, according to Chandler police.
According to the police report, Keim was observed driving erratically in Chandler, AZ and after being pulled over, Keim identified himself as the “director of security” for the Arizona Cardinals.
The report also states that there was a strong odor of alcohol coming from Keim’s vehicle and that the Cardinals general manager had “bloodshot and watery” eyes and slurred speech.
Keim told the officer he was coming from a friend’s house and that he had drank two beers while eating pizza.
On Wednesday, Chandler PD released bodycam footage of Keim’s arrest and in the video, you can see him refuse to take a breathalyzer:
Keim released a statement following his arrest:
“I truly regret my incredibly poor judgment and inexcusable actions. Everyone associated with the NFL and its teams is held to a high standard of behavior and I obviously failed to meet that. I sincerely apologize to our organization and its fans as well as to my family. I accept full responsibility for my actions and hold myself completely accountable. Moving forward, I will take the steps to ensure that I never put myself or the Cardinals in this type fo situation again.”
The Cardinals team also released a statement, which reads: “We are aware of the incident on Wednesday involving Steve Keim. He fully recognizes the seriousness of the situation and that this type of behavior is unacceptable and inexcusable. Steve immediately alerted the team who in turn reported it to the NFL as required under the league’s Personal Conduct Policy. We are continuing to gather information and will handle the matter appropriately and in accordance with all league policies as well as within the legal system.”
Keim has been the Arizona Cardinals general manager since 2013.