The Arizona Cardinals have released rookie receiver Jermiah Braswell on Monday after he was arrested for allegedly driving his car into Lake Erie while intoxicated. According to WFMJ, the former Youngstown State wide receiver was placed under arrest for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, as a breath test showed that his blood alcohol levels were above the legal limit.
According to a release, Put-in-Bay Police responded to a call around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday about a car that drove into Lake Erie. Police say an orange Camaro was off the embankment and in the water when they arrived, and that no bystanders were injured during the incident. Witnesses also told officers that the driver was still in the car trying to drive it while it was in the water. When officers approached Braswell, he allegedly told officers that he was stuck and did not know what had happened.
Police said that Braswell's speech was slurred and he could not explain how his vehicle ended up in the water. He then submitted to field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. Braswell played wide receiver for Youngstown State between 2015 and 2019. According to Youngstown State's official website, Braswell recorded 51 receptions for 986 yards and 11 touchdowns in 40 career games. He ended his collegiate career on a positive note, as he caught a career-high 24 passes for 515 yards and seven touchdowns.
After going undrafted earlier this offseason, Braswell announced on Twitter that he had signed with the Cardinals organization. According to 12News, Braswell's claim to fame is that he helped Central Catholic High School win an Ohio state championship during his senior year, and picked off future No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow during the game.