The Tennessee Titans had plenty to celebrate after their 27-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night Football. For one, Tennessee entered the game as a 3-point underdog and ultimately controlled the Packers from start to finish. The Titans picked up their sixth win in seven games to move into a tie for first place in the AFC. And superstar running back Derrick Henry accomplished something that hadn’t been done since 1983 by Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton.
So you could understand why players and staff would be pretty excited. However, it appears that one member of the Titans staff celebrated a little too hard and turned a good night into a black eye for the organization.
Titans Offensive Coordinator Todd Downing Arrested For DUI After Win Over Green Bay Packers
Titans beat writer Terry McCormick broke the news that offensive coordinator Todd Downing was arrested earlier on Friday morning. Police arrested Downing on charges of driving under the influence and speeding. Police booked Downing at 3:30 a.m. and released him at 6:46 a.m.
Not a great way to celebrate a big win in Green Bay. pic.twitter.com/t1xZ3OP0Z7
— Terry McCormick (@terrymc13) November 18, 2022
Local TV station WKBN reports that a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper noticed “obvious signs of an intoxicant” from the vehicle. Tennessee’s plane landed less than an hour prior to the arrest.
The Titans have not yet addressed the arrest. But fans on Twitter weren’t happy with their team’s offensive coordinator.
— Titans Rossi! (@TitansRossi) November 18, 2022
Dude. Has the Britt Reid and Henry Ruggs situations it taught anyone anything? Apparently not. https://t.co/RctvRNqyy9
— Farzin Vousoughian (@Farzin21) November 18, 2022
Downing is in his second year as the team’s offensive coordinator. He first joined head coach Mike Vrabel’s staff as the tight end’s coach in 2019. Prior to that, he had stints in Minnesota, Oakland, Buffalo, Detroit and St. Louis. The news of his arrest comes just weeks after former Chiefs assistant Britt Reid was sentenced to three years in prison for a drunk driving accident. Reid, the son of Kansas City head coach Andy Reid, struck two parked cars and left a 5-year-old girl with a serious brain injury.
The NFL has also yet to offer a statement on the incident.