tennessee titans Head coach Mike Vrabel did not comment on the presence of alcohol on the team plane during a press conference Friday after offensive coordinator Todd Downing was accused of drunk driving hours after the team’s win over the Green Bay Packers .
Vrabel made a statement to open Friday’s press conference, saying he has been in talks with Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk, general manager John Robinson and… league About Downing’s arrest
“I’ve spoken to Todd. I’ve spoken to Ms. Amy. John and I have been in communication with her with the league. The league has policies regarding these incidents, and we will make sure that all information that is in the league he would.”
Titans offensive coordinator Todd Downs arrested, charged with DUI after win over Packers
Vrabel declined to comment further “out of respect to the legal process” and on the status of the league’s process.
“I will say, though, we all have a great responsibility to make great decisions as members of this community, as coaches and players for this organization, as fathers and husbands and teammates, and we understand that.” Huh.”
Vrabel was asked by a reporter about Titan’s policy of providing coaches and players a ride home regardless of the time of day.
Vrabel said, “That’s something they had before I came here and something we continue to have. So yes, it’s something that’s been provided through our ownership and team.”
Downing, who joined the Titans in 2019, was arrested around 2:30 a.m. by Tennessee Highway Patrol officers after they spotted his vehicle speeding on Interstate 65 south.
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Law enforcement said officers “observed signs of impairment and an odor of narcotics coming from the vehicle.” Downing was arrested and charged with speeding and driving while intoxicated.
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Flight records show that the Titans’ return flight landed in Nashville at 2:07 p.m., exactly 20 minutes before Downing was pulled, according to Yahoo Sports.
Vrabel declined to comment on whether alcohol was served on the team’s flights, citing an ongoing investigation.
He declined to comment about any potential discipline from the team or the league.