R.C. Buford faces DWI charge

Updated: November 8, 2011, 10:44 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Spurs general manager R.C. Buford has been charged with driving while intoxicated after his arrest late Friday night near downtown San Antonio.

A brief statement released by the Spurs on Saturday says Buford was involved in a single-car accident Friday night. The statement said Buford is a Type 1 diabetic and that the incident was precipitated by a "severe low blood sugar reaction."

According to the release, a San Antonio police officer responded to the scene, detained Buford, 51, and charged him with possession of an open container and DWI. There were no injuries.

He was released early Saturday morning on $2,500 bail.

A police spokesman didn't immediately return phone calls from The Associated Press.

"I take great pride in being a positive member of our community and deeply regret this incident," Buford, president of sports franchises for Spurs Sports & Entertainment, said in the news release. "I apologize to our community, our fans and the entire Spurs family."

Buford and the Spurs said they would not be commenting further.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.