St. Louis Rams second-year defensive end Robert Quinn was arrested for a driving while intoxicated and two other traffic violations on July 10, according to a Thursday report from KSDK. Details of the arrest are still emerging, but the news comes as a big blow to the team that can boast one of the lowest arrest rates in the NFL.
A first-round pick out of UNC in the 2011 NFL Draft, Quinn came with some character concerns, mostly stemming from his role in that school's long list of NCAA violations.
Quinn's arrest is the 25th instance of an NFL player being arrested this offseason.
The issue for the Rams now is what kind of scrutiny he could face from the NFL. Individual teams are limited in what they can do to punish players thanks to the new CBA. As a first-time offender, Quinn might escape the wrath of Roger Goodell, as least in terms of a lengthy suspension.
He picked up five sacks and some high profile special teams contributions last year in limited duty. He was being counted on as a key member of a powerful defensive line.
The last member of the Rams defensive line in trouble for drinking and driving was Leonard Little, who learned a very hard lesson when he killed a women in 1998 while driving drunk.
UPDATE: For those of you who have asked, yes, the NFLPA does offer car services for players to avoid this very thing.