Los Angeles (AFP) – Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim was cited for driving under the influence over the July 4 holiday, the NFL team confirmed on Saturday.
“We are aware of the incident on Wednesday involving Steve Keim,” the team said in a statement. “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,” the statement continued. “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.”
The Arizona Republic reported that Keim was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after he was stopped at a DUI checkpoint set up by police over the holiday.
Keim has been general manager since 2013 and began working with the team as a scout in 1999. He signed a contract extension in February that runs through 2022.
Keim issued his own statement through the team regretting his “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,” he said.