Former Titans OC Todd Downing Blames DUI On “Victory Beer” & Death Threats In New Arrest Footage

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Last November, former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Todd Downing was arrested for DUI just outside of Nashville, after the Titans defeated the Green Bay Packers 27-17 in Wisconsin.

He was initially pulled over by the Tennessee State Highway Patrol for speeding, but was discovered to be under the influence.

Downing remained offensive coordinator for the rest of the season, but was ultimately fired back in January, and has since been hired by the New York Jets as their new OC.

Now, dash cam footage obtained by TMZ has been released from the November 18th night Downing was arrested.

In the footage, you can hear the highway patrolman say that the 42-year-old that he was “hauling ass,” and going over 100 mph “easily.”

Downing apologized for being in a hurry, and said that he was just trying to get home because “I got a death threat tonight.”

The officer said he smelled alcohol coming from his car, but Downing denied that he had been drinking. However, he changed his story when he was gearing up to take his sobriety test, admitting:

“I had a victory beer in Green Bay.”

Downing then went through a series of field sobriety tests, and the officer said he failed them, and was arrested for DUI.

Once he got into the patrol car, he made a call to someone in the Titan’s organization what had happened:

“Hey man, I was rushing home and I got arrested for DUI. I was panicking because I was scared about my family – and I had a victory beer.”

Downing then said he wanted to tell head coach Mike Vrabel about the arrest himself.

You can hear the coach begging the officer for “grace” before being taken to a medical facility to get his blood drawn.

He was then booked in jail, and spent 48 hours behind bars.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock