By Eric Schmidt

Another Dallas Cowboys player has been arrested on DUI charges. NT Jay Ratliff hit an 18-wheel tractor trailer with his Ford F-150 early Tuesday morning in Grapevine, Texas according to reports. Ratliff was the only occupant of the vehicle. Ratliff refused a breath test so police officers executed a search warrant and drew a blood sample.

Ratliff is the second Cowboys player to be charged with driving under the influence in the last six weeks. Josh Brent was charged with DUI and intoxicated manslaughter after a traffic accident that took the life of fellow Cowboys player Jerry Brown.Ratliff bonded out of jail later on Tuesday.

Ratliff played just six games in 2012 before undergoing season ending sports hernia surgery. After signing a five-year, $40 million dollar contract at the start of the 2011 season, his play on the field has been disappointing. There is a strong possibility that the nose tackle could be released this offseason.

 

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