Police arrested Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff early Tuesday morning after he wrecked his 2011 Ford truck into an 18-wheel tractor trailer. He was charged with DWI and bonded out of a jail within a few hours after the arrest, according to Grapevine, Texas police.
Police arrived at East State Highway 114 at approximately 12:36 a.m. to investigate a crash. Upon an investigation of the crash, officers arrested Ratliff on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
This marks the second DWI-related arrest by a Cowboys player in six weeks.
On Dec. 8, Dallas defensive tackle Josh Brent was charged with involuntary manslaughter after the vehicle he was driving crashed and resulted in the death of teammate Jerry Brown.
Brent could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the crime. He is currently free after posting $100,000 bond.
The Cowboys have yet to comment on the matter concerning Ratliff. Neither has Ratliff's agent.
Ratliff played in only six games last season before succumbing to a sports hernia surgery in December.
The 31-year old has spent his entire 8-year NFL career with Dallas.