ABC News is reporting that former NFL and Fresno State football player Lorenzo Neal has been sentenced to three years of probation after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge.
According to police reports, Neal, a four-time Pro Bowl fullback, crashed his Ford pickup into a pole near Clovis, Calif. on July 4, 2011. In his plea, Neal agreed that his blood-alcohol was .11.
The legal driving limit is .08 or less.
In addition to probation, Neal is also required to spend eight days in an adult offender work program and was ordered to nearly two thousand dollars in fines and court fees.
The Fresno Bee reports Neal is listed as chief information officer for a company called Safe Ride Solutions, which offers confidential rides for intoxicated drivers.
According to the company’s website, ”Lorenzo feels drinking and driving is a major problem and effects people from all walks of life and all segments of society.”
After being selected by the New Orleans Saints in the 1993 NFL Draft, Lorenzo Neal went on to play for numerous teams including the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Cincinnati Bengals, San Diego Chargers, Baltimore Ravens and Oakland Raiders. Over the course of his 239 game NFL career, Neal accumulated 807 rushing yards, 1,086 receiving yards and 18 total touch downs.
More on Lorenzo Neal’s DUI sentencing in the video below:
via ABC News