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Former Atlanta Falcons running back charged with DUI
Jamal Anderson arrested Sunday in Hall County
Jamal Anderson
Jamal Sharif Anderson

A former Atlanta Falcons running back was charged with driving under the influence and failure to maintain lane by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.

Jamal Sharif Anderson, 42, was arrested and charged Sunday by the Sheriff’s Office.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, a deputy stopped Anderson after 2 a.m. Sunday on Friendship Road at Deaton Creek Parkway for allegedly failing to maintain lane.

“He took a field sobriety test but refused to grant his consent to an alcohol sensor and blood test,” Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Deputy Chad Mann wrote in an email.

Anderson was arrested and transported to the Hall County Jail. He made bond and was released from the jail after 10 a.m. Sunday.

Mann confirmed the arrested person was the former Falcons athlete.

No information as to an attorney or contact information for Anderson was available, according to a representative from the Hall County clerk’s office.

Anderson was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 1994 and played with the team through 2001. The former running back posted career highs in 1998 for rushing yards and touchdowns on the way to helping Atlanta reach Super Bowl XXXIII.

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