Arizona Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim misidentifies his job when pulled and quoted for DUI am The police told him that, according to the police report, he was "working" with an officer who died four years earlier. Englisch: www.mjfriendship.de/en/index.php?op…27&Itemid=47. [Update, see below.]
Keim, who has been Cardinals GM since 2013, was pulled to Chandler police in the early hours of the morning last Wednesday for "irregular driving." The report states that Germ's vehicle, which was registered with a local dealer, smelled of alcohol, Keim's speech was washed out and his eyes were "bloodshot and watery." Keim told the officer that he had two friends drinking pizza with a friend while eating and that he could not take a field sobriety test because he has a bad knee.
According to the report, Keim then identified his job as an officer incorrectly, and seems to have tried to drop the name he is accustomed to knows about the force. That did not quite work out:
Keim identified himself by name, but said he was "the security director of the Arizona Cardinals," the report said. Keim then told the officer that he "works with Sean McKenzie." However, the officer noted that "the only officer Sean McKenzie I know was killed in a service vehicle collision and I believed that he referenced him." McKenzie died in an off-duty motorcycle accident in 2014, according to several reports.
Germ was processed and fired the same night – his blood alcohol content was tested, but the result was not published – and immediately reported to the cardinals the arrest. In a statement, the team called Keim's behavior "unacceptable and inexcusable." Keim apologized in his own statement for his "incredibly bad judgment and inexcusable actions."