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Former Dallas Cowboy Arrested on Drug Charges

Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Leonardo Carson was arrested by FBI agents at his Texas home after being indicted in Alabama last month, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Carson, 32, was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana.  He faces federal and state drug charges.
Carson, who played collegiately at Auburn, played for the Cowboys during the 2003 and 2004 seasons.  However, he was cut prior to the season in 2005.
He had a previous stint with the San Diego Chargers.
In 2004, Carson served a 30-day sentence in the Mobile, Ala., jail for misdemeanor counts of kidnapping and burglary.
His arrest record includes charges of menacing, harassment, assault, and criminal mischief, according to the Mobile (Ala.) Press-Register.
According to, Carson recorded 127 career tackles and 8.5 sacks in six NFL seasons.

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23 Responses to “Former Dallas Cowboy Arrested on Drug Charges”
  1. burnzy32 says: Apr 5, 2009 12:14 PM

    sounds like a Cowboys player to me

  2. Dryheaver says: Apr 5, 2009 12:15 PM

    so some no-name former Cowboys player got busted….that’s real thrilling news….jeeze…I guess it’s a slow news day

  3. EskinSux says: Apr 5, 2009 12:15 PM

    Obviously another protege of the Nate Newton post NFL career job placement academy……

  4. JakeDSnake says: Apr 5, 2009 12:21 PM

    It was Carson who famously said of Steelers QB Tommy Maddox that “He couldn’t spell ‘cat’ if you spotted him the ‘C’ and the ‘A'”
    Okay, not so much, and these young whippersnappers here on their enter-netting thingy are too young to remember. Nahh!

  5. hecanfoos says: Apr 5, 2009 12:28 PM

    The only surprise here is the word “former”.

  6. alamedaman says: Apr 5, 2009 12:30 PM

    menacing? lol.

  7. nflhof says: Apr 5, 2009 12:43 PM

    I remember this guy when he was a Charger. Simple stated he was a cancer and an all around bad guy to have on your team. I am not a bit surprised by this news.

  8. stevepcso says: Apr 5, 2009 12:43 PM

    He was a Charger for four years than a Cowboy for two. Why didn’t you put Former Charger player arrested. Oh ya it’s draws more interest if you use the Cowboys name!!!!

  9. spanky07 says: Apr 5, 2009 1:01 PM

    That’s the 5 time World Champion Cowboys to you Florrio.

  10. eaglesman88 says: Apr 5, 2009 1:01 PM

    yeah because the Cowgirls are big time because they are apparently “Americas Team”, but are just really a bunch of babies with over sized egos. Another year down the drain and TO will be laughing in Buffalo, and will actually have fun!!

  11. arosen36 says: Apr 5, 2009 2:06 PM

    wow, i am shocked, whats next? an arrested bengal!!!

  12. malpine says: Apr 5, 2009 2:12 PM

    I would really like to know the reasoning behind saying he is a former Cowboy when 4 out of six years and the vast majority of his stats came as a Charger. I mean reasoning other than “it was an excuse to say Cowboy.”

  13. malpine says: Apr 5, 2009 2:15 PM

    Wait, I found out why! This article was a cut and paste from a Dallas area rag. Florio, if you’re gonna go to the effort of putting it up here, why don’t you look a little into what you’re actually putting up here. It kinda justifies why people call you out like they do.

  14. metalhead0043 says: Apr 5, 2009 2:15 PM

    In other news, the sun is bright and water is wet.

  15. Casper12 says: Apr 5, 2009 2:28 PM

    I’m a little worried… There hasn’t been any news of a Bengal being arrested in awhile… I wonder what they are doing over there…

  16. Bob_Nelson says: Apr 5, 2009 3:38 PM

    How are kidnapping and burglary misdemeanors??
    Tresspassing is a misdemeanor, burglary is not.
    False imprisonment or unlawful detainment could be misdemeanors, kidnapping is not.
    Why doesn’t Alabama have a 3 strikes law?
    Criminal Mischief
    If Alabama had put him away for a long period of time he would not be involved in organized crime(drug trade) in Texas!
    I hope Texas locks him up for 40 years.

  17. Vox Veritas says: Apr 5, 2009 4:26 PM

    “Another year down the drain and TO will be laughing in Buffalo, and will actually have fun!! ”
    Because Buffalo’s so much fun.

  18. GlennHauser says: Apr 5, 2009 7:40 PM

    FBI agents were most alarmed by the ten copies of Quarterback Of The Future that Carson had in his possession…

  19. betyouwishyouwere-a-Texan says: Apr 5, 2009 8:50 PM

    Mike, do better. Philly fans, win at least one Super Bowl before you talk trash.

  20. smiley says: Apr 5, 2009 9:04 PM

    It’s Texas…who cares?

  21. joetoronto says: Apr 6, 2009 7:03 AM

    Leonardo Carson, as screwed up as he is, won’t even make the Top 10 Dallas Cowgirl arrests of all time.

  22. Kevin from Philly says: Apr 6, 2009 8:16 AM

    “Carson, who played collegiately at Auburn, played for the Cowboys during the 2003 and 2004 seasons. However, he was cut prior to the season in 2005.”
    Must have Bogarted

  23. DAWKPHAN says: Apr 6, 2009 8:59 AM

    Since when do Dallas fans make the rules?? your team should be relevant in this decade before you should talk! 44-6 !!!

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