ESPNFormer Indianapolis Colts pass-rusher Robert Mathis was arrested early Tuesday morning on a drunken driving charge, according to Hamilton County (Ind.) online court records. He was arrested shortly after midnight in Carmel, Indiana, a suburb just north of Indianapolis, on the initial charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. “We are aware of the incident involving Robert Mathis last night,” the Colts said in a statement. “We are in the process of gathering more information and have no further comment at this time.” The Colts hired Mathis last month to be the team’s pass rush consultant. Mathis spent his entire 14-year NFL playing career with the Colts. He is the franchise leader in sacks (123) and has an NFL-record 40 career strip sacks. His best season was in 2013, when he had 19.5 sacks.
It’s a tough year for Indianapolis Colts fans, the team is (2-5) with star quarterback Andrew Luck sidelined, and now franchise legends are getting arrested for drunk driving. Robert Mathis, the Colts all-time franchise sack leader who had the most strip sacks in NFL history, was arrested for DUI in an Indianapolis suburb. Mathis joins the long list of professional athletes who have been arrested for DUI, however, he is the first potential Hall Of Fame player to be arrested in quite some time.