Cardinals COO, executive vice president Ron Minegar arrested for DUI in Chandler

Minegar has been with the Cardinals since 2000
Posted at 11:28 AM, Aug 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-11 20:12:10-04

Arizona Cardinals executive vice president and COO Ron Minegar was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Chandler late Saturday night, according to a police report.

Per the report, Minegar was stopped by police near Pecos Road and Arizona Avenue at 11:30 p.m. Saturday for speeding, failure to drive within one lane of traffic and driving within the bicycle lane. Minegar was then arrested on suspicion of DUI. He was cited and released by police while an investigation continues.

"Ron Minegar’s actions last night are inexcusable," the Cardinals said in a statement. "He made the decision to drive after drinking alcohol and is fortunate that he was pulled over before injuring anyone or himself. According to MADD, drunk driving results in almost 11,000 deaths per year and is the number one cause of fatalities on roadways. We fully recognize the seriousness of these actions and they will have serious consequences."

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The 60-year-old Minegar left Disney Sports to join the Cardinals' front office in 2000. His responsibilities include overseeing the team's marketing strategy, communications, broadcast, ticket sales, community relations and stadium operations. He was part of the team that designed and constructed State Farm Stadium in Glendale, where the Cardinals have played since 2006.

Minegar also serves on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, the Fiesta Bowl and the Phoenix Final Four Local Organizing Committee. He was part of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, as well as the Arizona Organizing Committee for the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game in Glendale. Before joining the Cardinals, he oversaw marketing and ticket sales for the Anaheim Ducks and Minnesota Timberwolves.

Minegar's DUI arrest comes just over a year after Cardinals general manager Steve Keim was arrested for DUI in Chandler.