Donovan McNabb arrested: Former NFL star released from AZ jail after serving DUI sentence

MESA, AZ - Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year.

Records released by West Mesa Justice Court show the 37-year-old McNabb served his time Wednesday and was released Thursday morning.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio said, “I have had other high profile athletes who have been incarcerated with no problems and this latest athlete follows that same pattern.”

McNabb was arrested Dec. 15 on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. According to the citation, McNabb was caught speeding near Loop 101 and McDowell, driving 81 miles per hour in a 65-mile-per-hour zone.

He pleaded guilty on March 27 and nine days of his sentence was suspended.

McNabb's lawyer Stephen Benedetto didn't immediately return a call Thursday seeking comment.

McNabb played 13 years in the NFL throwing 234 career touchdowns and throwing for over 37,000 yards.

He led the Philadelphia Eagles to five NFC Championship games and to one Super Bowl, losing to the New England Patriots in 2005.

McNabb announced his retirement in 2013 after playing in six games with the Minnesota Vikings.

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