Ex-Falcon DB Buchanan busted for writing bad checks

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Ray Buchanan made headlines as a
player the last time the Super Bowl came to South Florida, and he
has drawn attention again merely by arriving at the airport.

The former Atlanta Falcons cornerback was arrested Thursday on
three counts of writing checks without sufficient funds from
Nevada, said Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion.
Buchanan was arrested at the airport around 9 a.m. when he arrived
on an international flight.

He posted bond of $165,125 and was released.

The 35-year-old Buchanan was to work Sunday at the Super Bowl as
a reporter for Fox Sports Radio.

"At this point no one has contacted us. We're just going to
plan to have someone else fulfill Ray's responsibilities until
further notice," vice president and general manager of Fox Sports
Radio Network Andrew Ashwood said.

Buchanan's Super Bowl responsibilities were to start Saturday
night, Ashwood said. Former Dallas lineman Nate Newton will handle
his responsibilities Saturday night and former Raiders player
Lincoln Kennedy will take over on Sunday, Ashwood said.

"We're all pretty much in shock that this happened," Ashwood

Buchanan played for Atlanta in the 1999 Super Bowl in Miami, and
stirred things up by wearing a studded dog collar to media day -- in
tribute to the Falcons' underdog status. He then launched into some
good-natured verbal sparring with Shannon Sharpe, saying the Denver
star looked like a horse.

The Broncos silenced Buchanan with a 34-19 victory.

Buchanan began his 12-year career with the Indianapolis Colts,
who will face Chicago in Sunday's title game. He spent four years
with the Colts before signing with the Falcons in 1997. Released by
Atlanta after the '03 season, he spent his final year with the
Oakland Raiders.

Known as "Big Play Ray," Buchanan had 47 career interceptions
and made the Pro Bowl during the 1998 season.