Falcons safety Lawyer Milloy, a former Washington Husky, was arrested on DUI and speeding charges in suburban Atlanta early Monday, just...

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Falcons safety Lawyer Milloy, a former Washington Husky, was arrested on DUI and speeding charges in suburban Atlanta early Monday, just hours after Atlanta lost to Tampa Bay.

At his Monday news conference, Atlanta coach Mike Smith would not offer details on any potential discipline Milloy could face.

“Any time any of our players are in this type of situation, we are extremely disappointed, myself and our organization,” Smith said. “It’s something that is completely unacceptable.”

Gwinnett County police charged the 34-year-old Milloy with driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding. Milloy, who lives in nearby Buford, was booked into the suburban Atlanta jail and posted a bond of more than $1,600 about five hours later.

Though Milloy spoke with Smith before the team meeting on Monday afternoon, Milloy was not present in the locker room when reporters were allowed in.

He issued a one-sentence statement through lawyer Manubir Arora of Atlanta.

“I apologize to my family, my teammates, [Falcons owner] Mr. [Arthur] Blank, coach Smith, [general manager] Thomas Dimitroff and our great fans for the incident that occurred following Sunday’s game at Tampa Bay,” Milloy said.

Collins will start

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans are sticking with veteran Kerry Collins as their starting quarterback as long as the team keeps winning.

Coach Jeff Fisher said so after the Titans’ 24-7 windy win at Cincinnati. The Titans are 2-0 for the first time since 1999, when they made their lone Super Bowl appearance.

“We’re going to get Vince back, get his knee back, work with him, get him back involved in the offense,” Fisher said. “But Kerry’s going to go ahead and play for us until either he struggles or whatever else happens. Yeah, you saw by the way he played. In light of everything, it just makes sense to go with him.”

The Titans had not given any projection for Young’s return from his sprained left knee except to rule him out against Cincinnati.


• Washington tight end Chris Cooley apologized for posting an explicit photo of himself on his Web site. Cooley said he accidentally revealed more of himself than he wanted when he took a picture Sunday morning while preparing for the game against New Orleans. Cooley wanted to show the readers of his popular blog some of the study materials the players were given by coach Jim Zorn.

Cooley, however, was studying in the nude, and he didn’t examine his photo closely before posting it.

“All apologies from the website. … We did not want to offend anyone,” Cooley said in a posting Monday afternoon after the photo was removed. “The picture wouldn’t have been up for so long, but we were in the middle of winning a big game. Once again, this was a complete accident, and we regret not reviewing the post more closely.”

Steve Smith is back with the Carolina Panthers, just in time to join a team full of confidence after a surprising 2-0 start.

The receiver’s two-game suspension for breaking teammate Ken Lucas’ nose in a training camp fight ended Monday morning. Smith did not speak to reporters.

“He’s ready to roll,” coach John Fox said. “Obviously he’s excited to be back and excited that we’re 2-0.”

• Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman had surgery to repair two torn ligaments in his left knee. The surgery, performed by Dr. John Uribe in the Miami area, repaired Merriman’s posterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments. Merriman will miss the rest of the season.

• Rams rookie wide receiver Keenan Burton underwent an MRI exam for what the team believes is torn knee cartilage.

Injury report
Player, Pos. Team Injury
Darren McFadden, RB Oakland turf toe; questionable
Devin Hester, KR Chicago ribs; status unknown
Robaire Smith, DE Cleveland Achilles; could miss season
Johnathan Joseph, CB Cincinnati ankle; questionable
Roy Williams, S Dallas broken forearm; out 3 games
Damon Huard, QB Kansas City neck; questionable
Sidney Rice, WR Minnesota knee; questionable