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Clark Haggans to serve nine days in jail for DUI

Cardinals linebacker Clark Haggans turned himself in Wednesday to serve a nine-day sentence stemming from a 2011 DUI offense in Arizona, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Haggans will serve 48 hours in the Westmoreland County Prison in Pennsylvania, then be on work release for the remaining seven days.

In a statement released on Twitter, Haggans said he was rushing home from a concert, after his babysitter called to say his 5-year-old daughter was having trouble breathing. Haggans ran a red light and was pulled over but escorted home by the police officer to tend to his daughter. The officer then cited Haggans with two moving violations, including suspicion of driving under the influence.

"In hindsight, I should have found another way home," Haggans said, "and I take full responsibility for for my actions."

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Haggans in the fifth round of the 2000 draft. He left the Steelers in 2008 and signed with the Cardinals.

UPDATE: It's unclear if Haggans will face league discipline because the arrest happened during last year's lockout, the linebacker's agent, Jeff Sperbeck, told The Arizona Republic.

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