Former Vols QB Erik Ainge Arrested on DUI Charge

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Updated: 7/29/2013 4:57 pm

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Former New York Jets quarterback Erik Ainge has been arrested for driving under the influence after police spotted him allegedly swerving while driving on an interstate.


A Knoxville police officer stopped Ainge at 1:13 a.m. Sunday. Police spokesman Darrell DeBusk said in a statement that the 27-year-old Ainge failed field sobriety tests and was charged with driving under the influence, violating the implied consent law and a roadway lane violation.


Ainge was released on bond and is scheduled to appear in court Monday.


He started 37 games between 2004 and 2007 at Tennessee and was a fifth-round draft selection by the Jets in 2008. He retired after three seasons because of injuries to his throwing shoulder. He has spoken openly of his struggles with alcohol and drugs.

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