According to reports from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Todd Downing was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and speeding in the early hours of Friday morning.

The information released through MobilePatrol and the Williamson County Sheriff has Downing going through the intake process at 4:39 AM, just a few hours after the team plane was scheduled to arrive back in Nashville following Thursday night’s win in Green Bay.

The Titans released a statement shortly after the news broke stating the following:

“We are aware of the reports regarding Todd Downing and are in the process of gathering additional information.”

It is still unclear what the potential fallout could be from the incident. Titans head coach Mike Vrabel spoke to the media on Friday afternoon to address the situation, where he told reporters that “out of respect for the situation, there will be some things that I won’t be able to talk about.”

Understandably so.

Vrabel added that he has been in contact with Downing, General Manager Jon Robinson, Chairman Amy Adams Strunk, and the NFL regarding the situation, and that all parties are taking this morning’s events seriously.

“I will say, however, that we all have a great responsibility as members of this community, as coaches and players of this organization, as fathers, and husbands, and teammates to make great decisions, and we understand that,” Vrabel said.

Downing could now be facing both legal and professional consequences. DUI is a clear violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy, and as it was put in a league statement, “all league and club personnel, including coaches, are subject to potential discipline when a violation is determined to have been committed.”

The policy deems that DUI offenders can be suspended for as many as three games for a first-time offense.

The NFL also appears to be investigating a second policy violation, this one regarding a rule against alcohol being available on team planes or buses. Because the arrest occurred just hours after the team plane landed, speculation is that Downing could have been under the influence of alcohol on the team’s flight back to Nashville.

That policy may be hard to enforce just days after Washington Commanders quarterback Taylor Heinicke was publicly celebrated for partying with a Busch Lite in his hand on the team plane following Washington’s primetime win in Philadelphia.

Vrabel would not comment on if alcohol was made available on the Titans’ team plane. He also declined to comment on if the Titans would enact their own disciplinary measures. Vrabel said the Titans would comply with the NFL’s decision.

Expect more essential details relating to this incident in the coming hours and days.

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