Former Chicago Bears standout Dan Hampton has been busted in Indiana on drunken-driving charges, authorities said.
Hampton, an ex-defensive lineman who was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002, was arrested Nov. 20 on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in Winfield, Indiana, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
The 64-year-old former NFL great, nicknamed “Danimal” for his ferocious play, was released from custody the next day after posting $25,000 bond, according to the newspaper.
Hampton was previously busted for DWI in Arkansas in 2002 — just days before being enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was sentenced to one week in jail, CNN reported.
He also was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated in 1996 and 1997, according to CNN.
The four-time Pro Bowler co-hosts a Bears postgame radio show on Chicago’s WGN-AM.
Hampton, who played 12 seasons for the Bears from 1979 through 1990, was a key member of the franchise’s 1985 Super Bowl-winning squad.
Attempts to reach Hampton were unsuccessful Monday. He lives in Winfield, WFLD reported.
Prosecutors in Lake County will pursue the charge against Hampton, the Times of Northwest Indiana said.