Dallas Cowboys cornerback Nolan Carroll, who has become the team’s biggest free agency addition in the secondary, was arrested on a DWI charge on Memorial Day in Dallas. According to reports, he had just left his own “Welcome to Dallas” party, celebrating his signing with the Cowboys.
After the festivities, Dallas police stopped noticed Carroll driving on the wrong side of the road. He was pulled over and arrested for DWI. Carroll was released shortly after posting a $500 bond. He still faces consequences from the NFL, as his arrest violates NFL’s personal conduct policy.
The Cowboys signed the 30-year-old baller to a three-year, $10 million deal in free agency, which included a $1 million base salary and $3 million signing bonus, both of which are guaranteed. He was expected to compete for the starting position, joining the top two corners for the Dallas team, Orlando Scandrick and Anthony Brown. However, with Carroll’s arrest, he faces a possible two-game suspension.
On Tuesday, the Cowboys released a statement, revealing that the team is “aware of the situation and gathering information at this time.” Carroll released a statement, as well, via Snapchat.
“Everybody gets knocked down in life. Everybody bobs when they shoulda weaved, no exceptions. But remember that YOU are responsible for how you respond to adversity. You can lay flat or you can choose to bounce back.” #ballerificsports