It doesn’t matter who you are or what you accomplish in life; getting behind the wheel while intoxicated can have serious consequences, even if no one is hurt.
MSN reports that a former coach for the Texas A&M Aggies, Kevin Sumlin, is about to find out what those consequences might be after he was arrested in Florida on Saturday morning on the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.
According to Florida officials, Sumlin was pulled over at approximately 1:00 a.m. along Highway 301 in Tampa. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies who pulled Sumlin over asked him to submit to a breathalyzer test because of a suspended license. Sumlin refused.
Sumlin pleaded not guilty to the charge and waived arraignment. If found guilty of the charge, Sumlin could face up to six months in prison.
Sumlin was hired to coach the Aggies from Houston in 2011. He is credited with leading the team to a 10-game win in 2012 and clenching the Heisman trophy. Sumlin was let go as a coach to the Aggies in 2017 and was then hired by Arizona and later the Houston Gamblers in 2022. This year, Sumlin was hired as the co-offensive coordinator for Maryland University.
“Maryland Athletics is aware of the incident this past weekend involving football coach Kevin Sumlin,” the University said in a statement. “As this is an ongoing investigation, we have no further comment.”