A source tells Channel 2's Mike Petchenik officers arrested Stewart on Windward Parkway and charged him with driving with a suspended license and failure to appear. He was booked into the Alpharetta City Jail.
Stewart was a standout quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers and lives in Atlanta. Stewart also played in Chicago and Baltimore before turning to broadcasting.
Stewart released a statement through a public relations agency:
"Unfortunately I was arrested yesterday afternoon and detained one hour 45 minutes. I was unknowingly driving with a suspended license due to an outdated traffic ticket for tinted windows. The arrest has open my eyes about staying on top of my automobile issues with a closer eye. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. Today I am focusing on keeping business in order and I'm patiently awaiting the NFL's season to begin."