Arizona Cardinals veteran edge rusher John Abraham hasn’t reported to training camp yet, as he’s missed the firs three practice sessions. We now know why he hasn’t been available, as the Arizona Republic’s Bob McManaman reports that Abraham was charged with “multiple counts”, including a DUI, all the way back on the 29th of June. Per McManaman, a team official stated that the organization is aware of the 36-year-old’s arrest, but neither Bruce Arians nor Steve Keim gave any indication of an arrest when speaking about his absence from camp.
Abraham has been arrested for this type of incident earlier in this career, so he could end up facing a suspension for this DUI, as well as a fine. It will be interesting to see when he’ll serve his suspension, though, because there’s a chance things move too slowly for him to be affected by this transgression in the 2014 season.
Last year, Abraham recorded 37 tackles and 11.5 sacks, and he continues to play an important role as an edge rusher for the Cardinals. The NFL’s active sacks leader, Abraham is ticketed for the Hall of Fame, and he’s recorded double-digit sacks on eight occasions in his 14-year career. We’ll see if he can make it nine seasons after 2014, as he and 3-4 DE Calais Campbell are the unquestioned leaders of the Cardinals pass rush.