Authorities say New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan was arrested over the weekend for allegedly driving while intoxicated in south eastern Louisiana.
According to KGET17 News, Morgan, 25, was detained around 6 am Saturday in Jefferson Parrish.
Police reports say officers found the athlete sleeping behind the wheel of his stationary vehicle on the Earhart Expressway near Causeway Boulevard.
Upon waking Morgan, the trooper said he noticed the wideout seemed visibly intoxicated. When asked to step out the vehicle, Morgan was swaying his feet and smelled of alcohol.
After failing a field sobriety test, Morgan submitted to a blood-alcohol test, which registered his BAC to be 0.218 — more than twice the legal limit of 0.08.
Louisiana State Police reports note Morgan was also charged with driving without a license.
He was released Saturday on $1,150 bond.
Signed by the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2011, Morgan caught 10 passes for 379 yards and three touchdowns last season. He also averaged 37.9 yards per catch and eight of his first nine catches went for 27 or more yards, including an 80-yard touchdown against Green Bay in Lambeau Field.
Prior to his DUI arrest, Morgan was competing against Nick Toon, Kenny Stills, and Preston Parker for the No. 3 wide receiver slot for the Saints in the upcoming 2013 season.
When reached by the Picayune on Tuesday, Saints spokesman Greg Bensel declined to comment on the Morgan’s arrest or how the incident would affect his job with the team.
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