Here's the timeline for detecting alcohol in a person's system:
Breathalyzer Test: Up to 24 hours.
Urine Test: 3-5 days via Ethyl Gluconoride (EGT) metabolite or 10-12 hours via traditional method
Blood Test: 12 hours`
Saliva Test: 1-5 days
I'm eliminating the hair sample method, because if the NFL used hair samples for tests (accurate to 90 days, or the lifespan of the strand of hair), they would have to suspend 2/3rds of the league for pretty much everything. They don't use hair samples. They know better.
No matter what, it's insane. He wasn't arrested for a DUI. He literally drank, and tested positive for what can't be more than a trace amount of alcohol. And he gets suspended more than the guy who beat the **** out of his wife on camera.
Edited by dmbrhs - 8/24/14 at 3:14am