"Any time that you're in a situation like this, you don't want this to happen," Turner said Wednesday, via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "You try to keep a clean slate throughout your whole life like everyone else. Unfortunately, this happened and I just have to move forward."
Turner was arrested Tuesday morning, just hours after the Falcons defeated the Denver Broncos on "Monday Night Football." He must enter the NFL's substance-abuse program as a first-time offender. He said he plans to play Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.
"Nobody has told me that I'm not playing, so I'm just going to prepare like I am," Turner said.
It's been an inauspicious start to Turner's ninth pro season. In addition to his off-the-field issues, Turner appears to have been minimized in Atlanta's pass-happy offense. In two games, Turner has carried the ball just 28 times for 74 yards.
His 2.6 yards-per-carry average is unlikely to leave the Falcons second-guessing their decision.
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