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Jamal Anderson arrested on drunken driving charges

Former Atlanta Falcons running back Jamal Anderson gained fame in the late-1990s for doing "The Dirty Bird" after touchdowns. His post-career dance with the law continued this weekend in Georgia.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Monday that police arrested Anderson for drunken driving Sunday morning, according to a DeKalb County police report.

Anderson, 39, was pulled over at 4:30 a.m. ET after driving so slowly that he was impeding traffic. He was released later Sunday after posting bond.

Anderson made headlines last month after a report surfaced he owed $1.1 million to the IRS after failing to pay his federal income taxes in 2007 and 2008.

In February 2009, an off-duty police officer said he witnessed Anderson snorting cocaine in the bathroom of a Georgia bar, according to the newspaper. Anderson was arrested and charged with cocaine and marijuana possession. His lawyer told the Journal-Constitution those charges were dismissed.

Anderson ran for 5,336 yards and 34 touchdowns in an eight-year career with the Falcons. His best season came in 1998, when he recorded 1,846 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns while helping to lead the Falcons to their first Super Bowl appearance. A knee injury effectively ended his career two years later.

Anderson is one of the retired players suing the NFL over concussions suffered during their playing careers.

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