Cardinals release undrafted signee after arrest for allegedly driving car into Lake Erie while intoxicated

Chris Cwik
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Jermiah Braswell was arrested Saturday. (Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Arizona Cardinals announced Tuesday they have released undrafted rookie Jermiah Braswell following his arrest on Saturday for allegedly driving his car into Lake Erie while intoxicated, according to WTOL 11.

The 23-year-old Braswell signed with the Cardinals as a free agent in April after going unselected in the 2020 NFL draft. The wide receiver went to college at Youngstown State University in Ohio.

Braswell reportedly drove his car off an embankment and ended up in the lake. Officers responded to a call and found Braswell still in the driver’s seat. Braswell reportedly told the officers he was stuck and didn’t know what happened.

Officers said Braswell’s speech was slurred, and had Braswell perform a field sobriety test. He was arrested for driving under the influence after that test. Braswell also reportedly failed a breath test, police told WTOL 11.

No one else was in the car, and no bystanders were injured.

That Cardinals, whose GM pleaded guilty to extreme DUI in 2018, still decided to separate themselves from the rookie.

Braswell had been one of five wide receivers signed by the Cardinals following the draft, to go along with a stacked depth chart at the position featuring DeAndre Hopkins, Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk, plus 2019 draft picks Andy Isabella, Hakeem Butler and KeeSean Johnson.

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