SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio Spurs General Manager R.C. Buford was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated following an accident.
The accident happened late Friday at West Martin and Pecos La Trinidad. News 4 WOAI was told Buford faces DWI and "open container" charges. Officials with the Bexar County Jail confirmed Buford bonded out of jail early Saturday morning.
The Spurs released the following statement concerning Buford's arrest:
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.”
The Spurs and Buford indicated they will have no further comments on the incident.
Buford first joined the Spurs staff in 1988, and has been the general manager since 2002.