NFL Star Steve McNair’s DUI Charge Dropped

By Mary Ann

NFL Quarterback Steve McNair’s DUI charge for a May 9th incident have been dropped. McNair was a passenger in a pickup truck when his brother-in-law, Jamie Cartwright, was stopped for speeding.

Cartwright refused to submit to a breathalyzer and was charged with DUI. McNair was charged with DUI because he allowed a person he should have known to be drunk to drive his vehicle.

USA Today reports that Cartwright entered a plea bargain where he serve two days in jail, pay a $350 fine, and attend DUI school.

As part of his plea agreement, Tennessee dropped Cartwright’s DUI offense and he pled guilty to reckless driving. Because Cartwright’s DUI was dismissed, McNair’s DUI charge was also dropped.

According to the Washington Post, McNair will likely, now, avoid NFL discipline as well.