Chicago Bear bails out of Gwinnett jail on DUI charges

Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings bonded out of the Gwinnett County jail Wednesday after being arrested on drunken driving and traffic charges.

Jennings, 31, paid his $2,711 bond online, Gwinnett Sheriff Deputy Shannon Volkodav told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Jail records showed his residence as an Atlanta condo.

A Gwinnett patrol officer stopped Jennings for speeding by a GCPD officer Wednesday at 11:54 a.m. while he was traveling north on Interstate 85 near Pleasant Hill Road in a white 2015 Mercedes S63 AMG, said Cpl. Jake Smith of Gwinnett police.

“The officer observed the vehicle traveling at 99 mph in a 65 mph zone and initiated a traffic stop,” Smith said. “Upon approaching the driver, the officer noticed a strong odor of alcoholic beverages and began a DUI investigation.”

Jennings was charged with speeding, DUI, and reckless driving, Smith said.

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ESPN in reporting the arrest said that “Jennings may be subject to discipline via the league’s personal-conduct and substance-abuse policies. He started all 16 games this past season and graded out as an average cover corner at Pro Football Focus.”

He has three years left on his contract, ESPN reported.

Jennings is a nine-year veteran of the NFL who played college ball at the University of Georgia.

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