Tag:Kenny Stabler
Posted on: March 20, 2011 11:45 pm

Past DUIs don't keep Stabler from selling wine

Kenny Stabler has been arrested three times on DUI suspicion (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

In 1995, former Raiders QB Kenny Stabler was arrested on DUI charges. In 2001, he was arrested on DUI charges again. And in 2008, he hit the trifecta, getting arrested one last time on a DUI charge (on this last one, though, he was acquitted).

Thus, it makes perfect sense that Stabler – a four-time Pro Bowler who was the league’s MVP in 1974 – is launching a collection of Chilean wines, labeled “12” (as in, the number he wore in the league).

The Birmingham News asked him if his past transgressions with alcohol make this an inappropriate venture (for the record, part of the $11.99 charged for a bottle goes to the XOXO Stabler Foundation, which supports a variety of children’s charities).

"No, not at all," he said. "It's all about our foundation. … "I didn't ship a thousand cases in here to drink.”

Fair enough. More from the story:

"I wanted to celebrate the teams that I played on," Stabler said. "I've been so fortunate to play on great teams."

Stabler's Legend Cellars partnered with Anderson Estate Wines of Santiago, Chile, to produce his wine, which is being marketed with the tagline, "Celebrate your success."

The wine, which includes three reds and two whites, got high marks from wine lover Andrew Coleman, a Birmingham lawyer who attended the Overton & Vine tasting.

"I love it, and I knew I would," Coleman said. "I'm familiar with the Anderson Estates label, and I love Chilean wine."

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Category: NFL
Posted on: January 25, 2011 9:39 am

Hot Routes 1.25.11: Still more talk on Cutler

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

  • Perhaps one reason why NFL players and some media ripped Jay Cutler to shreds for not playing most of the second half of Sunday’s game: he comes across as awfully aloof and doesn’t allow anyone to know him. Maybe even his fellow NFL players.
  • NFL.com’s Albert Breer breaks the story that Bears QB Todd Collins – you might know him better as Caleb Hanie’s warmup act – suffered a shoulder injury Sunday and he might need surgery. Meaning his 16-year career is very much in jeopardy.
  • Titans RB Stafon Johnson is suing his alma mater, USC, for negligence. He alleges that the weightlifting accident that crushed his larynx and threatened his NFL career was the result of carelessness by former assistant strength coach Jamie Yancher.
  • The Broncos have hired former Saints DB coach Dennis Allen to be their new defensive coordinator. Allen was considered a candidate for the Eagles defensive coordinator position as well.

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