ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 17: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos reacts against the Atlanta Falcons during a game at the Georgia Dome on September 17, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Michael Turner Arrested: Falcons Issue Statement

The Atlanta Falcons released a statement following the arrest of their starting running back Michael Turner on Tuesday morning. Turner, just hours after helping lead the Falcons to a 27-21 win against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding.

He was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail and released on a $2,179 bond, according to reports.

Here is what the Falcons had to say about the situation:

Turner had 17 rush attempts for 42 yards and scored the first touchdown of the game on Monday night.

Read more on the Falcons at The Falcoholic and SB Nation Atlanta.


Michael Turner Arrested For DUI After Falcons Beat Broncos, According To Report

Not long after helping the Atlanta Falcons defeat the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football, Falcons' running back Michael Turner landed in the Gwinnett County Jail, charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding, according to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution containing jail records.

Turner, 30, of Suwanee, was booked into the jail just after 5 a.m., and was released about two hours later on $2,179 bond, the report said. There were no details on the arrest.

Just hours earlier, Turner had 17 rush attempts for 42 yards and a touchdown as the Falcons avoided a late-game rally by the Broncos to improve their record to 2-0. Turner's touchdown was the first of the game, coming on a short, three-play drive following an interception thrown by Peyton Manning.

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Broncos Vs. Falcons Game Recap: Early Mishaps Prove Costly For Denver In 27-21 Loss

In the first quarter the Peyton Manning-led Denver Broncos turned the ball over four times, and although the team was able to avoid turnovers in the remaining three quarters, the damage had already been done as the Falcons jumped out to a 20-0 lead.

While Manning led the Broncos on a furious comeback in the fourth quarter to bring them within a score, the Falcons managed to hold off Denver and earn a 27-21 victory.

In his first eight passes on Monday night, Manning threw three interceptions before a Willis McGahee fumble led to a fourth turnover in the waning seconds of the first quarter. The turnovers led to 13 Falcons points and a Tony Gonzalez touchdown with under five minutes remaining in the second quarter expanded the Atlanta lead to 20.

The Broncos stopped the bleeding some with a 17-yard Manning touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas just before halftime, but a Matt Ryan touchdown pass to Roddy White early in the third quarter expanded the lead back to 20.

In the fourth quarter, Manning led a comeback with two drives that ended in two 2-yard Willis McGahee touchdowns, but the Broncos' defense was unable to stop two first downs on the final drive of the game and the Falcons were able to kneel out the clock.

Manning finished the game 21-of-32 passing for 200 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions. McGahee eclipsed 100 yards with 113 yards on 22 carries including two touchdowns. However, it was Ryan and White that stole the show, connecting eight times for 102 yards. Ryan finished 24-of-36 passing for 219 yards and two touchdowns without an interception.

With the win, the Falcons improve to 2-0 as they continue to hold the sole spot atop the NFC South standings while the loss drops the Broncos to 1-1 and in second in the AFC West standings. Atlanta will next travel to San Diego to face the Chargers at 4:05 p.m. on Sunday, and the Broncos will host the Houston Texans on Sunday at 4:25 p.m.

For more on this game, please be sure to check out our blogs Mile High Report and The Falcoholic along with SB Nation Denver, SB Nation Atlanta, our Football Hub and SB Nation for all the latest news and updates.


Broncos Vs. Falcons Inactives: Sean Weatherspoon Active For Atlanta

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Witherspoon is active for Monday night's game against the Denver Broncos, as is offensive lineman Tyson Clabo. Both had been listed as questionable on the team's last injury report.

Players inactive for the Falcons tonight: quarterback Dominique Davis, safety Charles Mitchell, cornerback Terrence Johnson, offensive lineman Joe Hawley, offensive lineman Lamar Holmes, defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi and defensive end Cliff Matthews.

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Denver's list of inactives includes quarterback Caleb Hanie, offensive lineman Chris Kuper, wide receiver Andre Caldwell, cornerback Chris Harris, running back Ronnie Hillman, offensive lineman Philip Blake and defensive tackle Sealver Siliga.

The start of Monday night's game is set for 8:30 p.m. ET.

For more Broncos coverage, visit Mile High Report and SB Nation Denver. For all your Falcons needs, visit The Falcoholic and SB Nation Atlanta. For more from around the league, stay tuned to SB Nation's NFL hub.


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