Tennessee Titans Offensive Coordinator Todd Downing was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and speeding early Friday morning in Williamson County, hours after the Titans 27-17 win over the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
According to a source, the Tennessee Highway Patrol confirmed that Downing was pulled over in Williamson County. He was booked into Williamson County jail at 4:39 a.m. and released from custody at 6:46 a.m. this morning, according to the app Mobile Patrol.
A statement from THP said the following: "On November 18, 2022, at approximately 2:30 a.m., a THP trooper was patrolling Interstate 65 southbound from Moores Lane when he observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.
"The trooper conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver, Todd Downing. The trooper observed signs of impairment and the smell of an intoxicant coming from the vehicle. Mr. Downing was placed under arrest for driving under the influence. He was booked into the Williamson County Jail."
Downing could be subject to suspension under the NFL's personal conduct policy, which states that a first offense DUI could be punishable by a three-game suspension without pay.
The Titans issued the following statement regarding the matter: "We are aware of the reports regarding Todd Downing and are in the process of gathering additional information.”
Head coach Mike Vrabel addressed the situation at his Friday availability, but said he was unable to answer very much in detail because it is a legal matter.
"I have spoken to Todd. I have spoken to Ms. Amy (Adams Strunk). Jon (Robinson) and I have been in communication with her and the league. The league has policies with regards to these incidents, so we'll make sure that the league has all the information that they need," Vrabel said. "We also know you have many questions specifically regarding the incident, but out of respect for the legal process and the process that the league has, unfortunately I'm not going to be able to answer many of those specific questions."
Vrabel said he could not comment when asked if there was alcohol on the Titans team plane on the ride back from Green Bay to Nashville.
Vrabel said he did not know for certain the timeline regarding any impending punishment and whether the legal process would have to run its course before any discipline is meted out.
Downing's offense had one of its better games of the season Thursday night in Green Bay as quarterback Ryan Tannehill completed 22 of 27 passes for 333 yards and a pair of scores. Included in those yards was the first 100-yard receiving game in the career of rookie receiver Treylon Burks.