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Cowboys' Jay Ratliff charged with DWI

The Cowboys' Jay Ratliff was charged with DWI after he crashed his vehicle into an 18-wheeler. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) The Cowboys' Jay Ratliff was charged with DWI after he crashed his vehicle into an 18-wheeler. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated on Tuesday after police say he crashed his vehicle into an 18-wheeler, reports ESPN.com.

Ratliff and the driver of the 18-wheeler were not injured in the crash.

Police arrived in the 2800 block of East State Highway 114 at 12:36 a.m. to investigate a crash. According to Grapevine, Texas, police senior officer Sam Shemwell, upon an investigation of the crash, arrested Ratliff after allegedly determining he was intoxicated.

Ratliff was bonded out of a Grapevine jail on Tuesday morning.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was asked about Ratliff's status as the team on Tuesday. Ratliff played in only six games this past season and underwent surgery for a sports hernia last month.

"As far as I'm concerned, he is outstanding, he has given everything he's ever had to the Dallas Cowboys," Jones said. "With me, any of that emotion that were involved between us is only reflected back on many times that we've had in our own way some emotional time with each other. And it in no way before was ever contentious."
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