With the NFL offseason in full swing, a wideout for the Dallas Cowboys was not in Texas but in Florida. He is originally from Tampa, so he had returned there when not required to be with the team, as many players do.
However, while in Florida, a Tampa police officer spotted him driving at night without headlights. He was in a Dodge Charger. The officer initiated a traffic stop due to the lack of headlight use.
According to local news reports, the NFL player then “exhibited several clues of impairment.” The officer asked if he had been drinking, and he apparently admitted that he had consumed an unspecified number of margaritas.
This all happened right around 5:00 a.m. on March 11. When police took the 23-year-old wide receiver in, they claim his blood alcohol content (BAC) was well over the legal limit of .08%. It was allegedly somewhere between .102% and .099%. They also gave him a field sobriety test at the scene, which they claim he failed.
All of this led to his arrest, and he is now facing DUI charges. As a former undrafted player who was on a two-year deal for near the league minimum, it was unclear if he’d make the roster in 2020. Now it will be interesting to see what impact this arrest has on his status, and some have speculated the NFL itself could suspend him.
DUI charges are serious for everyone, but they can be especially problematic for those who may face ramifications in their career, as well. It’s important for everyone to know what defense options they have.