Cowboys’ NT Ratliff arrested for DUI

ratliffmugBarely a month after Dallas Cowboy Jerry Brown, Jr. was killed in an alleged drunk driving crash caused by fellow teammate Josh Brent, another Cowboys nose tackle has been arrested for DUI, this time after crashing into an 18 wheeler.

From the NBC-Dallas website:

Defense lineman Jay Ratliff was arrested after a collision with an 18-wheeler in the 2800 block of East Highway 114.

A Grapevine police officer told NBC 5 that Ratliff did not even realize he had been in a wreck when officers questioned him at the crash scene.

Police said Ratliff refused sobriety tests at the scene and was arrested. Police obtained a search warrant, and he was taken to a hospital for a mandatory blood draw.

The results of the test are pending.

Ratliff was released on $500 bail on Tuesday morning.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured, Grapevine police said. Ratliff complained of minor injuries but refused medical treatment, police said.

The Dallas Cowboys declined to comment on Ratliff’s arrest.

Ratliff is the second Cowboy to be arrested in a drunken-driving crash since December. Josh Brent, who replaced Ratliff on the field because of an injury, was arrested Dec. 8 on suspicion of intoxication manslaughter in a one-car crash that killed Cowboys practice-squad member Jerry Brown Jr.

Ratliff, a four time Pro Bowler, ironically plays the same position as Josh Brown.

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