Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff arrested and charged with DWI



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.

Via ESPN

4 comments:

  1. Are you serious? This is just ridiculous.
    Everyone makes mistakes, but really less than 2 months after your own teammate playing the same position as you do kills another teammate during DWI crash. Wow, simply wow.
    Here is the worst part, NFL players pretty much have 24/7 phone number for a company to drive them home to avoid driver under the influence.

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  2. During the season these players need a curfew... They are partying way too much... Just with the horrible crash that killed a player - it was during the season... Seems like they are not focused - thats why they are loosing... trying to be Hollywood during the season... Jimmy Johnson did not play that

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  3. Ratliff must go, because now he isn't a good role model

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