Eagles' Everitt Charged With DWI
Nov. 04, 1997
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) _ Philadelphia Eagles center Steven Everitt was charged with drunken driving and possession of drug paraphernalia after police stopped him for speeding early Tuesday.
Everitt, who lives in Mount Laurel, was stopped at 12:37 a.m. by police, who said they found a marijuana pipe was found in his car.
Police said a breath test was administered to Everitt and he was charged with driving while intoxicated. Police would not release the results. The blood alcohol limit in New Jersey is .10.
Everitt was also charged with speeding, but police would not say how fast he was traveling in the 50 mph zone. He was released on his own recognizance
Eagles coach Ray Rhodes said he has met with Everitt.
``We certainly wanted to hear what Steve had to say and convey to Steve how we feel about this matter. We do not, however, plan to make the contents of our conversations public knowledge,'' Rhodes said.
``Obviously we are concerned about this situation. This is a serious incident in and of itself as well as a distraction that we do not need at this or any other time.''
Everitt faces a Nov. 18 hearing before Municipal Court Judge John Madden.
Everitt was a first-round draft choice of the Cleveland Browns in 1993 out of Michigan, and earned NFL All-Rookie team honors that year. He has been a Pro Bowl alternate twice in the last three years.
He is the third Eagles player with off-field problems recently.
Rookie linebacker James Darling pleaded guilty in July to assault and burglary and must complete a 35-day sentence when the NFL season ends. It was the fourth arrest in two years for Darling.
Also in July, a female bouncer accused defensive end Mike Mamula of exposing himself to her. Mamula apologized, but made no admission of guilt and has not been charged.