Titans receiver Davis charged with DUI

Friday, August 21, 2009 at 7:54am

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Chris Davis was arrested and charged with driving under the influence early Friday morning, according to Metro Nashville Police.

Davis, 25, was stopped at approximately 2 a.m. on Broadway near 11th Ave., after Officer Shawn Taylor spotted his 2007 Cadillac Escalade speeding, doing approximately 44 mph in a 30 mph zone.

Davis, according to report issued by the police department, had an odor of alcohol on him, and consented to a breath alcohol test, where his level was detected at .11, over the legal limit of .08.

The Titans left Thursday to face the Dallas Cowboys tonight at 7 p.m., but Davis, as is often the case with injured players, did not make the trip. Davis, who is fighting for a roster spot as a punt returner and backup wide receiver, suffered a hamstring injury in the preseason opener against Buffalo back on Aug. 9.

Davis' bond was set at $5,000.

“We are aware of the situation and we are gathering facts at this point,” a Titans spokesman said in a statement.

Taylor is the same Metro officer who had pulled over then-Titans quarterback Steve McNair for a DUI in 2003, only to have the charges eventually dismissed on a technicality. Taylor also pulled over McNair and Sahel Kazemi in early July, arresting her as the driver of the vehicle on a DUI charge just two days before the two were involved in a murder-suicide.


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8 Comments on this post:

By: house_of_pain on 8/21/09 at 6:18

Looks like he may have played his last game as a Titan. I doubt they'll keep him now.

By: global_citizen on 8/21/09 at 7:06

That's a bit premature. Don't count on it. Davis is a talented player who will find himself among the 53 on the final roster.

By: dogmrb on 8/21/09 at 7:18

Titans should not drive Cadillac Escalades on Broadway.

By: citizennashville on 8/21/09 at 11:36

Is Office Taylor assigned to keep Titans Players in check?
Or is laying in wait for Titans players a personal hobby of his?
Of course we don't want anyone driving the streets of Nashville over the limit but, it is beginning to sound a bit suspect that it is always the same officer.

By: TITAN1 on 8/21/09 at 12:43

I read somewhere that someone with the police department said that he is assigned to that stretch road to watch for impaired drivers.

By: ucan on 8/21/09 at 3:57

Whatever happened to the officer after the phone call he made while he was arresting Sahel Kazemi? This officer has showed nothing but disrespect to the badge and is continually allowed to have it? What is wrong with this picture?

By: cmarcus45 on 8/21/09 at 5:07

I've gotta agree with house_of_pain. I've always liked Davis, but the wide receiving corp is crowded and there isn't much separation between the backups. This might very well be the proverbial straw.....

By: White_but_not_s... on 8/22/09 at 4:06

Well, there are consequences to your actions even if you are a professional athlete.