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Michael Turner sentenced to 12 months probation

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03:03 AM ET 06.14 | Michael Turner is finding it hard to locate employment in the NFL, but a judge in Atlanta had no problem locating a proper sentence and punishment for Turner's September DUI. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Turner was fined $1,000 and sentenced to 12 months probation for getting busted drinking and driving 97 MPH in a 65 MPH zone. His arrest and subsequent guilty plea were low points in a pretty questionable season for the former Falcons running back. Despite sort of bouncing back for Atlanta after many had written him off, Turner was rendered useless to the Falcons with the emergence of running back Jacquizz Rodgers and the direction the Falcons offense is headed. Things are more high-powered and fast-paced and Turner isn't a speed back and isn't what the Falcons needed. His arrest also wasn't something the team wanted on their plate and they decided not to pay for it. He's still out of work but likely will latch on as a veteran backup somewhere in the NFL when we hit training camp.

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June 14, 2013  02:16 PM ET

Very sad story. A few years ago he looked like something special.

June 14, 2013  02:45 PM ET

Better than getting 30 days like Chad Johnson.

June 14, 2013  02:48 PM ET

why not back to the Chargers? At least he doesn't fumble like that bum they now have does.

June 14, 2013  02:59 PM ET

Good thing Atlanta replaced him with Steven Jackson.

June 14, 2013  03:47 PM ET
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why not back to the Chargers? At least he doesn't fumble like that bum they now have does.

Wonder how that would work. He's on probation in Atlanta but works in SD (or any other city for that matter) - would they transfer him to a new PO in that area? If not, that my further limit his chance to sign elsewhere.

June 14, 2013  06:55 PM ET

What a waste...

 
June 15, 2013  12:26 AM ET

He probably figures it's all someone else's fault.

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