Carolina Panthers

Panthers Colclough receives DWI, is cut

On Saturday morning, Panthers cornerback Ricardo Sanchez Colclough was arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired.

Eighteen hours later, he was also out of a job.

Sanchez, who earned a Superbowl ring with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2005, was cut as the Panthers trimmed their roster down to 53 spots. He has a court date scheduled for Tuesday on the DWI charge.

Colclough was arrested by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police at 2:35 a.m. Friday. An arrest report, which would include details of Colclough's arrest, including his alleged blood alcohol content, wasn't immediately available. He was released from Mecklenburg jail at about 1:30 a.m. on $1,000 bond. Authorities have been cracking down on drunk driving during the holiday weekend.

Colclough appeared to have won a spot on the Panthers' roster as a backup cornerback and kick returner. The arrest came a little more than a day after he recovered a lost fumble in the Panthers' final preseason game against his former team, the Steelers.

An unrestricted free agent, Colclough was picked up by the Panthers this year. He was inactive during the last nine games of the 2007 season after he was acquired by the Cleveland Browns from the Steelers. Pittsburgh selected him in the second round of 2004's NFL draft.