Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb will be off the air with Fox Sports for the foreseeable future. This comes in the wake of McNabb’s arrest on DUI charges in Arizona last month. Last week, McNabb’s other employer, NBC Sports Radio announced that he would placed on a leave of absence.

Fox announced this evening that McNabb will be suspended indefinitely:

“It is important that Donovan use this time as best he can to resolve his personal situation.”

Last Wednesday, NBC Sports Radio announced it would be taking McNabb off the air:

“Donovan McNabb is taking immediate leave to address some personal issues, and we support him in this decision.”

The actions came after Donovan was arrested in Gilbert, AZ on June 28 as police suspected he was driving drunk. Police say McNabb’s Land Rover rear-ended a vehicle. It was McNabb’s second arrest on DUI charges in 18 months.

Along with fellow former NFL quarterback Mark Malone, McNabb has been on a daily afternoon drive show on NBC Sports Radio called “Under Center” and he had been contributing to Fox Sports Live as its NFL analyst plus did some games for the NFL on Fox partnered with Dick Stockton.

Last week, McNabb briefly addressed his arrest on his NBC Sports Radio program and then was placed on leave from his show the day following his statement.

McNabb plead guilty to his March 2014 arrest and spent one day in jail. If found guilty on the latest charges, he could face a longer sentence.


About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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