Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim cited for driving under the influence on July 4

Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim was cited for driving under the influence on July 4 in Chandler, Arizona, as first reported by KTAR. The team confirmed the report on Saturday.

Both the Cardinals and Keim released a statement

The team released the following statement on Keim:

We are aware of the incident on Wednesday involving Steve Keim. He fully recognizes the seriousness of the situation and that this type of behavior is unacceptable and inexcusable. Steve immediately alerted the team who in turn reported it to the NFL as required under the league’s Personal Conduct Policy. We are continuing to gather information and will handle the matter appropriately and in accordance with all league policies as well as within the legal system.

Keim also released a statement:

I truly regret my incredibly poor judgment and inexcusable actions. Everyone associated with the NFL and its teams is held to a high standard of behavior and I obviously failed to meet that. I sincerely apologize to our organization and its fans as well as to my family. I accept full responsibility for my actions and hold myself completely accountable. Moving forward, I will take the steps to ensure that I never put myself or the Cardinals in this type of situation again.

Because the arrest report is not yet complete, full details cannot be provided. Keim was released the same day of his citation.

Keim could receive a suspension from the NFL

Front office members, like players, must adhere to the NFL’s substance abuse policy. That makes Keim eligible for a league-issued suspension, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Keim has been with the Cardinals since 1999 and was elevated to general manager in 2013. He received a four-year contract extension through 2022 in March.

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Steve Keim was cited for DUI on July 4. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Steve Keim was cited for DUI on July 4. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)