Former Georgia tight end Orson Charles arrested for DUI

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ATHENS, Ga. — Former Georgia tight end Orson Charles is out of jail following an arrest on a drunken driving charge.

Athens-Clarke County police spokeswoman Hilda Sorrow says Charles was arrested at 3 a.m. Friday after he was stopped while driving in Athens. Sorrow says Charles failed parts of a field sobriety test and his blood alcohol level was .095, above the state’s legal limit of .08.

Athens-Clarke County jail records show he was released on $1,750 bond.

Charles had 45 catches as a junior last season. He left Georgia to enter the NFL draft and has been projected to go high as the second round.

MANNING: The first stop on the Peyton Manning tour of NFL suitors was Denver.

The Denver Post reported Friday that the team sent a plane to Miami to pick up Manning at his home while John Elway, the vice president of football operations, coach John Fox and general manager Brian Xanders watched Oklahoma State’s pro day.

The plane then stopped to pick up the Broncos’ contingent and flew back to Denver, where television footage shown by ESPN appeared to capture Manning getting off the aircraft.

A four-time MVP, Manning was released by the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday.

GIANTS: Running back Brandon Jacobs was released after seven years in New York.

Jacobs, 29, ran for 571 yards and seven touchdowns last season as the Giants won the Super Bowl. He wanted to stay with the champions, but a restructured deal could not be agreed to by both parties.

COLTS: Indianapolis released running back Joseph Addai, linebacker Gary Brackett, defensive back Melvin Bullitt, tight end Dallas Clark and quarterback Curtis Painter.

Brackett and Bullit were both team captains, Addai was the featured running back for years and Clark is a former Pro Bowler who caught 100 passes in 2009 alone.

BILLS: Linebacker Kirk Morrison agreed to a two-year contract potentially worth more than $4 million with Buffalo.

Morrison will earn more than $2 million a season should he meet incentives included in the deal.

CARDINALS: Arizona made one-year qualifying offers to restricted free agents LaRod Stephens-Howling, Greg Toler and Rashad Johnson.

The three can get offers from other teams but the Cardinals would have the right to match them.

LIONS: Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was pulled over Thursday afternoon and ticketed for speeding.

Police Lt. Robert King says Suh also was cited in his hometown of Portland, Ore., for improperly signaling and not carrying proof of insurance.

King says Suh was driving a BMW 91 mph in a 55 mph zone. The combined fine for the three offenses is $955.


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