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Cowboys' Jay Ratliff arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

January 23, 2013|By Houston Mitchell
  • Jay Ratliff leaves the memorial service for Jerry Brown Jr. in December.
Jay Ratliff leaves the memorial service for Jerry Brown Jr. in December. (Ron Jenkins / MCT )

Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Jay Ratliff was arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving in Grapevine, Texas, on Monday night.

Ratliff's pickup truck collided with an 18-wheeler and Ratliff did not even realize he had caused a wreck when officers questioned him at the crash scene, according to Grapevine police. No one was injured in the accident.

"He had no idea how the crash occurred; and so I would just leave it at that," Senior Police Officer Sam Shemwell 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. He was released on $500 bail.

It has not been a good few weeks for the Cowboys. Another Cowboys player, Josh Brent, was arrested Dec. 8 on suspicion of intoxication manslaughter in a one-car crash that killed Cowboys practice-squad member Jerry Brown Jr.

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