(Milton, FL-AP) -- Former Super Bowl quarterback Jim McMahon is expected to plead no contest to a drunken driving charge later this month in a Florida court.
Prosecutors say the 44-year-old former Brigham Young star is expected to enter the plea in court January 29.
Authorities say the former Chicago quarterback failed a field sobriety test November ninth. They say two breath tests showed his blood alcohol level over three times the legal limit. McMahon was pulled over after deputies received two calls that a pickup truck was recklessly going through traffic and nearly causing accidents.
He could avoid jail by accepting a standard no-contest plea offer made to first offenders. If convicted at trial, McMahon could face a 60 day jail sentence. He is free on $500 bail.
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