His embarrassing situation gets even worse.
Jeremiah Lamont Braswell, 23, is an undrafted rookie receiver for the Arizona Cardinals but his NFL career is definitely not getting off to a good start. According to 13 ABC News affiliate out of Toledo, Ohio, Braswell was driving his Chevy Camaro along the shores of Lake Erie last Friday night when it veered off the road and ended up in the water off South Bass Island.
Witnesses say the muscle car was driving way too fast along the shoreline when it suddenly crossed a grassy area and "flew off the embankment into the lake."
How did Braswell lose control? He was intoxicated. He was so drunk, in fact, that when authorities got to him he was still trying to drive the car forward. Braswell didn't realize he was in the water at a standstill.
"As officers went into the water and approached the Camaro, they found the driver was still in the driver's seat trying to drive forward," a Put-In-Bay Police reported stated. "He told officers that he was 'stuck' and didn't know what happened. As officers spoke with the driver, they noticed that his speech was slurred and he was unable to explain how his Camaro ended up in the water."
Not surprisingly, a breath test showed Braswell's Blood Alcohol Content was way above Ohio's legal limit, and he's now being charged with Operating a Vehicle Intoxicated. Fortunately, no one else was in the vehicle with him and no bystanders were injured. Braswell also appears to have escaped injury.
Before joining the Cardinals, Braswell played at Youngstown State University for four seasons with an impressive record of securing 11 touchdowns with 986 yards in 40 games. Is his NFL career over? Probably not, but he could face some additional punishment from the league and his team for his actions, though he's unlikely to face jail time.
As for the Camaro? It's probably totaled because, you know, flooding.
Hat tip: Jay's mom!