NFL players have a long record of DWI arrests. Recently, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Nolan Carroll was arrested in Dallas on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Carroll, reported UPI, was pulled over by police at 2:15 a.m. in May for an unspecified traffic violation. He was arrested and posted bond the next day after he was booked into Dallas County Jail.
UPI reported a “Welcome to Dallas” celebration was being held at Sidebar, an Uptown Dallas club near where the player was arrested. Police did not say where Carroll had been before he was stopped.
Few other details were available about the arrest. Media reports quoted a Cowboys official who said the team was informed of the situation and is gathering further information.
The 30-year-old player could be subject to the NFL’s personal-conduct policy, leading to a fine or a suspension. An arrest and any conviction could result in a suspension of at least two games by the NFL
NFL players often make the wrong kinds of headlines. A report in the New York Times stressed one NFL player in 40 is arrested in any given year.
Drunk driving is the most common offense among professional football players, according to the report.
From 2000 to 2014, 202 players were charged with DWI or DUI, the report stated. Assault and domestic violence are the second biggest issues. The report found 88 players were convicted of assault and battery and 85 of domestic violence over the 14-year period.
A further 82 players were convicted of drug offenses, the survey found. The Dallas Cowboys recorded 14 arrests in that period. The Minnesota Vikings recorded the most arrests – 44.
Dallas Cowboy players have been charged and convicted of some serious crimes in the past. Defensive back Dwayne Goodrich was arrested on two counts of vehicular manslaughter in 2003. He was jailed for more than 10 years.
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