Chiefs assistant coach arrested for DUI after crash
Mug shot from Kansas City police
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -
A Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach has been arrested for driving while intoxicated after a one-vehicle crash, police said Monday.
Adam Zimmer, a defensive assistant coach, was cited Sunday night. The crash occurred at Ward Parkway and Huntington Road about 9 p.m., and Zimmer was the only occupant.
The Chiefs lost to Colts by 3 p.m. Sunday. Their record is 2-13 in what has been a very disappointing season on the field for the Chiefs.
Darin Snapp, a spokesman for the Kansas City Police Department, said the report was not completed and did not have further details.
A spokesman for the Chiefs said the team is gathering facts and cannot comment at this time.
No word on whether Zimmer will be suspended for the Chiefs' last game of the season against the Broncos on Sunday.
Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said the issue is being investigated.
"We don't have all the facts about that and we'll gather all the facts, as well as the NFL, and we'll see where that leads us," Crennel said. "We do not condone DUIs. That's not the right thing to do. So, I think that everybody knows that educating people about the hazards of driving under the influence is really what takes place and what needs to get done. So you do that to the best of your ability and then people have to make their choices."
Crennel said because of the ongoing investigation, "nothing has been determined" about whether Zimmer will coach this weekend.
Zimmer is in his third season with the Chiefs. He is the assistant linebackers coach and assisted linebackers coach Gary Gibbs.
The Chiefs were rocked by tragedy earlier this month.
Linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, on Dec. 1. He then went to Arrowhead Stadium where he committed suicide in front of Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli, Crennel and Gibbs, who earlier this season took over as defensive coordinator from Crennel.
Zimmer was not listed as being one of the witnesses, according to the police department's case file.
During a regularly scheduled news conference Monday, Crennel talked about the adversity the team and he have faced this year.
"You have to be flexible, you have to deal with whatever comes up and you have to go forward," Crennel said.
Even though it's the Christmas season, Crennel said it's a tough time.
"I haven't been in many seasons like this, so that might be difficult other than the fact that Christmas is always a great time of year, great time to be with family," he said.
He said he had a special message for the players when they left for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
"I told them to enjoy their family and their time off and to be mindful of the value that those families have to them," Crennel said. "I told them to have a merry Christmas."
Prior to coming to Kansas City, Zimmer spent four seasons with the New Orleans Saints from 2006 to 2009.
Zimmer grew up in the Dallas area. His father is defensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals. He was a defensive back for Trinity University in Texas where his father was a Cowboys assistant.
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