Westbrook's brother is arrested for DUI
Washington Redskins cornerback Byron Westbrook, brother of Eagles running back Brian Westbrook, was arrested early yesterday and charged with driving under the influence.
Charles County (Md.) Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Diane Richardson said Westbrook, 25, was pulled over about 2 a.m. on Route 5 after a deputy saw a Mercedes cross the center line several times.
Richardson said the deputy smelled alcohol and administered field sobriety tests. She said Westbrook failed and was arrested.
Westbrook has been charged with driving under the influence, driving while intoxicated, negligent driving and failure to drive right of center. He was released on personal recognizance.
A message was left seeking comment from Westbrook's agent.
"We take these issues very seriously," Redskins general manager Bruce Allen said in an e-mail. "Moving forward, we plan to meet with Byron and will continue to monitor the situation."
Westbrook, who signed with Washington in May 2007 as an undrafted free agent, played in 15 games last season. He spent his first two seasons on the Redskins' practice squad.
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* Tom Jenkins and Jay Haas shot rounds of 8-under 64 to take the lead after the first round of the Allianz Championship in Boca Raton, Fla.
* Former New Jersey Devils prospect Patrice Cormier has lost his appeal of a suspension for the remainder of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League season and playoffs for a violent hit on an opposing player. Cormier, 19, a forward selected in the second round of the 2008 draft by New Jersey and traded to the Atlanta Thrashers in the Ilya Kovalchuk deal earlier this month, was disciplined by the QMJHL on Jan. 25 for elbowing Mikael Tam of the Quebec Remparts. The blow to the head sent Tam into convulsions on the ice and the 18-year-old spent 2 days in the hospital because of brain trauma.
* Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will team with retired stars Pete Sampas and Andre Agassi in a charity tennis exhibition to raise money for Haiti on March 12 during the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif.