Did the quarterback of the Orlando Predators just receive a wake-up call? You bet he did. Just how intense a wake-up call remains to be seen.
Kyle Rowley, the predators starting quarterback, refused to submit to DUI tests after he was found "passed out" in a parked sport utility vehicle near the entrance of an apartment complex in Orlando, Florida.. As reported in www.orlandosentinel.com.
The 34-year-old was out cold and his SUV was running and its brake lights were on. Rowley was not alone – passed out in the passenger seat was a female. It took them almost a full minute to wake up as police pounded on the windows.
Rowley responded to officers' commands to roll down his window and hand over his keys by repeatedly shifting the vehicle into drive. Officers eventually got the keys, and said they detected the smell of alcohol coming from the SUV.
Rowley's eyes were red and glassy, and his speech was slurred, and after he refused to exit the vehicle, one officer pointed his department-issued chemical spray at the quarterback's eyes, but decided against using it. Rowley had to be physically pulled from the vehicle.
He refused to submit to field sobriety tests or a Breathalyzer. He was arrested on charges of resisting without violence and driving under the influence.
A DUI investigator called to the scene said he arrived to find Rowley repeating the Lord's Prayer. He admitted to having consumed six beers.
We will see what happens. It looks like someone might be in denial about both this incident and a possible problem with alcohol. I hope he and his female friend are mandated to take a good alcohol class and choose to stay away from booze.