The Washingtonian's Luke Mullins is reporting that Titans reserve linebacker Moise Fokou was arrested on Suspicion of DUI back in January. In February the Washington DC attorney general officially pressed charges, and Fokou is due in court on October 22.
That's not a good thing to hear about a guy the Titans targeted in free agency, but who hasn't taken the field in two-toned blue yet. Given when the incident happened, and when the charges were pressed, it's almost a certainty that the Titans were aware of the situation when the signed him to a two-year contract back in March.
Here's the recap of what happened, per Mullins' report:
A United States Park Police officer arrested the 27-year-old Fokou around 3 AM on a Friday in January. The officer pulled Fokou over after witnessing Fokou drive his BMW at a high rate of speed and across the solid double yellow lines on 14th Street near McPherson Square, the arresting officer said in a sworn statement.
"As I was speaking with [Fokou] I detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage," the arresting officer said in the statement. "His eyes were bloodshot and watery while his speech was slurred."
Fokou told the officer that "he had a few drinks" at a DC nightclub, and claimed his BMW "just takes off sometimes," said the officer.
After administering a field sobriety test on Fokou, the officer placed Fokou under arrest. Fokou was taken to a Park Police station; he declined to take a breath alcohol test.
The Titans refused a request for comment, but it'll be interesting to see if they're as surprised by this news as most Titans fans are.