Arizona Cardinal John Abraham charged with DUI

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This undated photo provided by the Dekalb County Police, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, shows Arizona Cardinals NFL football player John Abraham. Authorities say the former Atlanta Falcons player, who has been absent from the Arizona Cardinals’ training camp since Friday, was arrested a month ago in suburban Atlanta. The jail records state that Abraham was charged with driving under the influence involving alcohol; and stopping, standing or parking in a prohibited place. (AP Photo/Dekalb County Police)
FILE - This Dec. 8, 2013 file photo shows Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker John Abraham (55) during the first half of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in Glendale, Ariz. Authorities say Cardinals linebacker John Abraham was arrested on a drunken driving charge a month ago in the Atlanta area. Abraham has been absent from the team's training camp since Friday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 08: John Abraham #55 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates with teammate Marcus Benard after sacking quarterback Kellen Clemens #10 of the St Louis Rams in the end zone for a safety during the third quarter of an NFL football game at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 08: Outside linebacker John Abraham #55 of the Arizona Cardinals reacts after a sacking quarterback Kellen Clemens (not picutred) of the St. Louis Rams in the endzone for a safety during the third quarter of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Rams 30-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 26: John Abraham #55 of the Arizona Cardinals and Team Rice warms up before the 2014 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on January 26, 2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 26: John Abraham #55 of the Arizona Cardinals and Team Rice tackles Jordan Cameron #84 of the Cleveland Browns and Team Sanders during the 2014 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on January 26, 2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 22: John Abraham #55 of the Atlanta Falcons looks on during the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 22, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Falcons defeated the Lions 31-18. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/Detroit Lions/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 29: John Abraham #55 of the Atlanta Falcons sacks Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints at Georgia Dome on November 29, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 14: John Abraham #55 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts as he watches Asante Samuel #22 return an interception for a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders at Georgia Dome on October 14, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 14: John Abraham #55 of the Atlanta Falcons forces a fumble and turnover by Carson Palmer #3 of the Oakland Raiders at Georgia Dome on October 14, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA - OCTOBER 24: Defensive end John Abraham #56 of the New York Jets stretches on the field prior a game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on October 24, 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Falcons won 27-14. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
MIAMI - SEPTEMBER 22: Defensive end John Abraham #94 of the New York Jets blasts past an offensive lineman during the NFL game against the Miami Dolphins on September 8, 2002 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida. The Jets won 30-3. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Trent Green (10) attempts to scramble away as New York Jets defensive end John Abraham (94) comes in for the sack during the first quarter Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
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ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say Arizona Cardinals linebacker John Abraham was arrested on a drunken driving charge a month ago in the Atlanta area.

Abraham has been absent from the team's training camp since Friday.

DeKalb County Jail records show that the 36-year-old was taken into custody June 29 and released the same day.

The records show Abraham was charged with driving under the influence involving alcohol, as well as stopping, standing or parking in a prohibited place.

Records from the jail do not indicate whether the case had been resolved as of Tuesday, nor do they list an attorney for Abraham.

The Cardinals have said only that Abraham has been absent from camp for personal reasons.

This is not the first brush with the law for Abraham, who has also played for the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets.

In 2012, he was arrested on an obstruction charge in Atlanta after he repeatedly refused to leave an area taped off by firefighters and police. A police report said he appeared intoxicated, smelled of alcohol, was unsteady on his feet and slurred his speech. It was not immediately clear whether that case had been resolved.

And in 2003, Abraham pleaded guilty to driving while impaired in New York after he drove his SUV into a fire hydrant and light pole. Police had said his blood alcohol content measured more than three times the legal limit.

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