Tennessee Titans defensive backs coach Chuck Cecil was arrested Saturday night and charged with DUI, according to a Metro Nashville Police Report.
Cecil, 42, was stopped for going 42 in a 30 MPH zone on 21st Ave. near I-440.
According to officer James Thomas Cole, he “noticed a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person and his eyes were red and watery,” the report states.
Cecil refused a breathalyzer test and was “unsteady on his feet,” according to the report, which also stated that “Mr. Cecil swayed off balance during the instruction phase of the Walk and Turn task. He missed touching heel to toe and swayed off balance on steps three, five and seven.” The report also indicated that Cecil “lost his footing” as he attempted this exercise.
Cecil, a former player for the Cardinals, Packers and Oilers, has been with the organization as a coach for seven seasons. He is in his first season as defensive backs coach after coaching the team’s safeties and being the defensive quality control coach before that.
“We have been informed of the situation regarding Chuck Cecil and the NFL has been notified under the personal conduct policy,” the Titans said ind in a statement. “As an organization, we will see what facts arise and any discipline that results will be handled internally. Chuck has made us aware that his counsel has advised him not to comment publicly on the pending case.”