The Dallas Cowboys organization and their fans are trying to forget a disappointing 2012 season and a tragic one as well, but yet another off field problem has happened.
Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff was arrested Tuesday and charged with a DUI. According to the USA Today on Jan 22, Ratliff crashed his pickup truck into an 18-wheeler early Tuesday morning in Grapevine, Texas.
Ratliff and the driver of the semi-truck were both unharmed, but this brings back painful memories for the Cowboys from another drinking and driving situation that occurred during the 2012 season.
It has been almost two months since Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent was arrested after an accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown. Brent has been charged with DUI manslaughter.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expressed his disbelief and sadness when Brown was killed. Jones explained how the Cowboys offer rides if one of the players or someone in the organization feels they have had a bit too much to drink.
"We have two limo services on stand-by and a full-time staff person on call 24 hours/seven days a week to pick up players," Jones said. "That person has been called seven times this year."
Ratliff was released on $500 bond.