Michael Turner was arrested for driving under the influence hours after the Atlanta Falcons beat the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football in Week 2. Turner was booked into Gwinnett County Jail in Georgia at 5 a.m. ET on Tuesday morning. The power running back finished with 42 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in the win.
Fantasy Impact: Any potential discipline from the NFL won't come down until the legal process has run its course, so Turner will be eligible to play going forward. This incident could affect how head coach Mike Smith divvies playing time, however. The team is very high on backup Jacquizz Rodgers, and for good reason. The diminutive running back is a good receiver out of the backfield and has been solid on kickoff returns. Turner is averaging just 2.6 yards per carry this season. Stay tuned.
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