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Dallas Cowboys: Jay Ratliff Alcohol Level Twice Legal Limit, Appears in Court

ratliff2Dallas Cowboy starting nose tackle Jay Ratliff was arrested January 22 after a crash on Highway 114 in Grapevine; Brent’s fellow player and roommate, Jerry Brown, Jr., was with Brent at the time and died of blunt force injuries of the head and neck.

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Lab results are back from Dallas Cowboy Jay Ratliff’s recent DWI arrest; Grapevine Police say the Dallas Cowboys starting nose tackle had a blood alcohol content level of 0.16, which is twice the legal limit.  Ratliff was arrested last week after crashing into an 18-wheeler on State Highway 114 in Grapevine.

These charges come weeks after an incident involving two other Cowboys players.  Josh Brent was arrested for DWI after a crash that killed fellow player and best friend Jerry Brown, Jr.  Brent is charged with intoxication manslaughter in that case and faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Listen: Truck Driver call to 911 after being hit by Jay Ratliff vehicle:

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Listen: Passerby call to 911 describing Jay Ratliff crash scene:

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Partial statement from Grapevine Police Department Sergeant Robert Eberling:

As many of you are aware, Jay Ratliff was arrested for DWI in the early morning hours of Monday January 22, as a result of a collision he was involved in on E. SH 114.  Mr. Ratliff was taken to the Grapevine Jail and was requested to submit a sample of his breath.  He refused to provided a sample.  The arresting officer obtained a search warrant for Mr. Ratliff’s blood.  Mr Ratliff was taken to H.E.B. Hospital in Bedford where a sample of Mr. Ratliff’s blood was taken.  The results of the blood sample will not be available for at least 10 days.

Police Report:

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12/11/12

Dallas Cowboys Remember Jerry Brown

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Early Saturday morning two Dallas Cowboys, Josh Brent and Jerry Brown were involved in a one car accident. The accident claimed the life of Jerry Brown. Josh Brent was arrested for intoxication manslaughter.

Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett and other members of the Dallas Cowboys share their thoughts on the difficult situation.

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Coming off of a win Sunday night, the Cowboys are still mourning the death of one of their own. Linebacker Jerry Brown died over the weekend. His friend and teammate, Josh Brent, is accused of intoxication manslaughter, for Brown’s death.

Brent crashed his Mercedes on the westbound 114 service road in Irving. When police arrived on scene, Brent was pulling Brown out of the burning vehicle.

According to the arrest affidavit, Brent admitted to partying at a nearby club.

“Our officers on scene felt alcohol was a contributing factor,” said Officer John Argumaniz, Irving Police spokesman.

Two controversial questions that have come of this crash: Was Brent over-served? How did he get drunk to the point that, according to the affidavit, “he had lost his mental and physical faculties to perate a motor vehicle”? The promoter of a private nightclub, Privay, bragged on Twitter about having Cowboys players in.

The TABC is investigating. Privay released a statement saying it’s cooperating with the TABC.

Also, is Brent being treated unfairly because he’s a Cowboys player? That’s what his attorney, George Milner, says. He says Brent’s $500,000 bond was too high. Of course, Brent does have a previous DUI conviction, from 2009 according to Los Angeles DUI attorney groups.

According to Brown’s family, playing for the Cowboys was a dream come true. In two months, he was expecting a baby girl.

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Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent was charged with manslaughter on Saturday after the car he was accused of driving while drunk crashed and killed teammate Jerry Brown Jr.

cowboysDallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent was charged with manslaughter on Saturday after the car he was accused of driving while drunk crashed and killed teammate Jerry Brown Jr.  Cowboys beat reporter Clarence Hill fills us in on the investigation so far and how the team is handling the tragedy.

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Dallas Cowboys practice-squad linebacker Jerry Brown killed in a one-car accident Saturday, teammate Josh Brent charged with intoxication manslaughter.

The Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle was arrested early Saturday morning in Irving, Tx. The City of Irving jail website has him charged with Intoxication Manslaughter. It is unclear if teammate Jerry Brown was killed in that accident. In a statement release by Jerry Jones today, he stated: “We are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of Jerry Brown.  At this time, our hearts and prayers and deepest sympathies are with the members of Jerry’s family and all of those who knew him and loved him.”

Brent, 24, was scheduled to start this Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. He has started several games this year in place of Jay Ratliff.

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