Cardinals: GM suspended, fined after pleading guilty to extreme DUI

PHOENIX (AP/KSAZ) - Officials with the Arizona Cardinals announced Tuesday their decision to suspend their general manager, after he reportedly pleaded guilty to extreme DUI.

Keim was arrested over the Fourth of July weekend. According to the arrest report, Keim told police officers he only had two beers and ate pizza two hours before he got pulled over, but officers said they smelled alcohol on Keim's breath and he had slurred speech. Keim also refused to take several field sobriety tests, but did consent to have his blood drawn.

Documents released by Chandler police Tuesday show Keim had a blood alcohol content of 0.193 at the time, based on blood samples collected.

In a statement Tuesday, Cardinals officials said Keim is suspended for five weeks, and fined $200,000. In addition, Keim will not be allowed to return to the team until after he has completed counseling, evaluation, and a DUI education course.

Team officials say during Keim's absence, his duties will be handled by multiple members of the personnel department.

Keim has been the Cardinals GM since 2013.

Though his sentence is unknown, Keim was booked into jail on Tuesday night.

The Associated Press (AP) contributed to this report.

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