Former Bears QB Avellini Sentenced to Prison for Multiple DUIs
Former Chicago Bears quarterback Bob Avellini was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for aggravated DUI, according to prosecutors.
Avellini, 61, negotiated a guilty plea to the felony drunken driving charge in exchange for the prison sentence.
Judge Daniel Guerin ordered Avellini surrender December 1 to begin serving his sentence. Additionally, until he surrenders, Avellini is ordered to wear an anklet that can detect any alcohol in his system.
Avellini was arrested for felony DUI and probation violation in September 2013 when Roselle police stopped him near his home. According to police, Avellini’s blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit. He was only nine days into a sentence for an earlier DUI conviction, which included a suspension of his license.
Since 2002, Avellini has been arrested six times for DUI; according to court records, he beat charges three times.
According to David Spada, one of Avellini’s attorneys, the former footballer has been diagnosed with depression and concussion syndrome after numerous football-related brain trauma injuries. Spada alleges Avellini’s depression lead to his problems with alcohol abuse, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Avellini recently filed suit in California against the NFL team, attempting to get compensation for combined injuries he …read more
Source:: DUI News