Colts RB Rhodes arrested for drunken driving
Published February 20, 2007, 6:25 AM CST
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State police arrested Colts running back Dominic Rhodes for drunken driving Tuesday morning, police said.
Rhodes, 28, was pulled over about 3 a.m. driving 81 mph in a 55-mph zone on Interstate 65 on Indianapolis’ far northwest side, near the Colts’ offices and training complex, said Indiana State Police spokesman Sgt. Dave Bursten.
“It was a normal, run-of-the-mill drunk driving arrest,” Bursten said.
Colts spokesman Craig Kelley said the team did not have any immediate comment on the arrest.
Rhodes rushed for more than 100 yards in the Super Bowl win over Chicago. He is a free agent.
Indianapolis television station WTHR reported that Rhodes was at the Marion County arrestee processing center Tuesday morning.
Rhodes has been in trouble with the law before. Following a 2002 domestic disturbance at his home, Rhodes pleaded innocent in Marion Superior Court to misdemeanor charges of battery and domestic battery. Latrina Moore, who lived with Rhodes at the time and was the father of a child with her, had claimed Rhodes hit her and shoved her to the floor after she confronted him about other women calling their home, prosecutors said at the time.
Under an agreement with prosecutors in that case, Rhodes admitted the domestic battery charge.
The Associated Press left messages Tuesday seeking comment from Rhodes’ attorney in that case, Jim Voyles, and with Rhodes’ agent Michael McCartney.
Rhodes delivered an MVP-like performance in the Super Bowl, rushing for his only 100-yard game of the season. He started all 16 regular-season games in 2006, rushing for 641 yards and 5 touchdowns.
But Rhodes proved invaluable in the playoffs, grinding out first downs on the ground that closed out games at Baltimore and in the AFC Championship game against New England.
Rhodes waited to become the Colts featured back for years before the departure of Edgerrin James gave him the chance last season.
The six-year veteran will become an unrestricted free agent and has rushed for 2,274 yards in his career.