In the second consecutive year, an Arizona Cardinals executive has been suspended.
As reported by Katherine Fitzgerald of the Arizona Republic, the Cardinals have suspended executive vice president and chief operating officer Ron Minegar for six weeks, as well as fining him $200,000 following his Aug. 10 DUI arrest.
“Minegar, who has been away from the team since the August 10th incident, will not be able to return until he has completed several additional steps,” the Cardinals said in a statement to Fitzgerald. “These include but are not limited to an alcohol assessment, counseling and mandatory DUI education as well as community service.”
Minegar was arrested on Aug. 10 under suspicion of DUI in Chandler, Ariz., and served two days in jail, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.
As a result of his suspension, Minegar is banned from attending business operations and visiting the team facility. His $200,000 fine will be donated to the Arizona chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
General manager Steve Keim was suspended for five weeks and fined $200,000 last year due to a DUI arrest that coincidentally took place in Chandler, Ariz.
Ron Minegar is in his 20th season with the Arizona Cardinals organization.