Spurs GM R.C. Buford Busted For Drunk Driving

This won’t go over well in San Antonio. 

Spurs general manager R.C. Buford was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after he crashed into a fence, San Antonio Police said.

A police spokesman confirmed Buford was arrested after crashing into the fence in the 500 block of N. Leona just west of downtown late Friday night.

We’re talking about a franchise that may have traded a guy over a haircut.  The Spurs run the tightest of ships.  I’m not sure what’s going to happen to Buford because of this, but I’m not betting on a slap on the back and a “don’t worry, we all make mistakes” kind of thing. 

via ProjectSpurs


The Spurs and Buford have issued the following statement (via Project Spurs) regarding the incident:

RC Buford, president of sports franchises for Spurs Sports & Entertainment, was involved in a single car accident on Friday evening in San Antonio. The event involving Buford, who is a type 1 diabetic, was precipitated by a severe low blood sugar reaction. A San Antonio police officer responded to the scene and Buford was subsequently detained and charged with possession of an open container and a DUI. No injuries were caused by the accident.

“I take great pride in being a positive member of our community and deeply regret this incident,”  said Buford. “I apologize to our community, our fans and the entire Spurs family.”