Any number of us have likely had a moment when it comes to drinking and driving and wondered "There by the grace of God go I" but you would think every now and then life provides a few "WAKE UP!!!!!" moments that would deter you from taking a chance.
That message was not received by Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff.
Just a little more than one month after teammate and fellow nose tackle Josh Brent was arrested for a DUI after a wreck that resulted in the death of teammate Jerry Brown, J-Rat was arrested on a similar charge. Thankfully, nobody got hurt.
According to Mr. Clarence E. Hill of the Star-Telegram, Ratliff was busted after he was involved in a wreck with an 18-wheeler on Monday night in Grapevine. He refused to take a breathalyzer and was arrested. He was taken to a hospital where blood was drawn.
Let's see ... Ratliff is going to be 32 when the 2013 season starts. He played just six games last season because of injuries. He had a verbal altercation with the owner of the franchise late in the season. The Cowboys already have one other drunk driving arrest in the last 50 days. The team is switching defensive schemes. Now he has this.
Yeeeeeah ... Jay Ratliff, you're gone.
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