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Ex-Cowboy Lockhart fails drug test while awaiting fraud trial

Former Cowboys linebacker Eugene Lockhart was arrested Friday after testing positive for cocaine in a court-ordered drug test while he awaits trial on mortgage fraud charges.

The Dallas Morning News reports that Lockhart, who played for the Cowboys from 1984 to 1990, tested positive for cocaine in May.

Lockhart was arrested in September and charged with mortgage fraud, and he is required to submit to random drug testing while he awaits trial. When he submitted the positive test in May a warrant for his arrest was issued, and he was arrested and jailed briefly Friday before being released.

The prosecutor in the case has accused Lockhart of “gaming the system” by showing up for drug tests several days late, allowing time for drugs to clear from his system.

The judge has ruled that Lockhart can remain free until his trial, but must get a drug evaluation and ask for permission to leave the county where he lives.

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21 Responses to “Ex-Cowboy Lockhart fails drug test while awaiting fraud trial”
  1. bluestree says: Jul 10, 2010 12:00 PM

    Why did they order drug testing for a guy that comitted a white collar crime?

  2. HitMachine says: Jul 10, 2010 12:06 PM

    My namesake.
    Godspeed buddy. You still have fans out here.

  3. Ufanforreal says: Jul 10, 2010 12:07 PM

    If he has or had the money to put that shit up his nose then there is very little wonder why he’s facing mortgage fraud charges.

  4. Siggy00 says: Jul 10, 2010 12:08 PM

    Goodell should suspend him 4-6 games!

  5. robert ethen says: Jul 10, 2010 12:16 PM

    He also stole a box of syringes from the medical facility when the nurse was out of the room. But no one saw that.

  6. gurnblanston says: Jul 10, 2010 12:18 PM

    With the Cowboys from 1984-1990 you say? I am certain his cocaine problem began in 1989 when the FBF (Felon’s Best Friend) purchased the team. Testing dirty while awaiting trial? I guess that’s why Michael Irvin made the Hall of Fame – he knew to put down the rock and buy a neon suit before court appearances.

  7. TFBuckFutter says: Jul 10, 2010 12:34 PM

    Which will there be more comments about:
    How it’s unsurprising that a former Cowboy is a criminal and on coke.
    How Florio’s a douchebag for posting that the guy was a Cowboy to further the stereotype that the Cowboys like committing crimes and doing coke.
    People pointing out he also played for the Patriots/Spygate references.
    ?

  8. BennyBoy says: Jul 10, 2010 12:51 PM

    Another Cowboy in trouble with the law, and of course the obligatory drug angle.
    Does anyone even pause to take notice of this when it happens? Or do we all just see it and think, “oh yeah, another scum bag who played in Dallas was arrested.”?
    Rhetorical question.

  9. POE says: Jul 10, 2010 12:51 PM

    who cares?

  10. Bwa Ha Ha says: Jul 10, 2010 1:03 PM

    Once a cowboy, always a cowboy.

  11. charliewade says: Jul 10, 2010 1:08 PM

    So his punishment for his drug use while free on bail? To remain free on bail and resume drug testing while on it.
    What’s the goddamn point?

  12. hotchick says: Jul 10, 2010 1:22 PM

    BennyBoy… Get real. This stupidity that all the bad seeds in the NFL are from the Cowboy’s is just childish and stupid.
    The statutory rape case, the Love Boat, The 17 year old in the hot tub, the dog fighting ring, the guy being tossed from the pick up while beating on the window of the truck cab, the hit and run death, the DUI manslaughter, the RB ramming his Hummer into his wife/girlfriends car, the gambler, The arrainged hit on the pregnant girlfriend, the shooting at the birthday party……
    on and on……
    Grow up. Its not a Cowboy thing. Just as when a Redskin gets in trouble its not a Redskin thing.
    Heck, its not even an NFL thing.

  13. Orakpwnd says: Jul 10, 2010 1:22 PM

    Siggy00 says:
    July 10, 2010 12:08 PM
    Goodell should suspend him 4-6 games!
    Hilarious!

  14. TFBuckFutter says: Jul 10, 2010 2:13 PM

    “# hotchick says: July 10, 2010 1:22 PM
    BennyBoy… Get real. This stupidity that all the bad seeds in the NFL are from the Cowboy’s is just childish and stupid.
    The statutory rape case, the Love Boat, The 17 year old in the hot tub, the dog fighting ring, the guy being tossed from the pick up while beating on the window of the truck cab, the hit and run death, the DUI manslaughter, the RB ramming his Hummer into his wife/girlfriends car, the gambler, The arrainged hit on the pregnant girlfriend, the shooting at the birthday party……
    on and on……
    Grow up. Its not a Cowboy thing. Just as when a Redskin gets in trouble its not a Redskin thing.
    Heck, its not even an NFL thing.”
    All but one or two of those instances you mentioned have something in common.
    Are you suggesting it’s a black thing?

  15. funi says: Jul 10, 2010 3:25 PM

    A Cowboy doing drugs?? I am shocked! LOL LOL LOL

  16. HC says: Jul 10, 2010 3:43 PM

    I’m not sure which is dumber:
    — Requiring drug tests as part of posting bail after being accused of a crime that has nothing to do with drugs.
    — Not showing up for a scheduled drug test as per the terms for your bail.
    — Doing coke even though you know you have a drug test in the next few days.

  17. ninjaneer says: Jul 10, 2010 4:36 PM

    If it’s a Cowboy thing, it’s also a Patriot thing. I guess it could be a university of Houston thing too. Oh and why not throw in a Crocket highschool thing? See how stupid I sound? That’s what you people sound like when you constantly leave “it’s a Cowboy thing” comments.

  18. cowboys1 says: Jul 10, 2010 4:41 PM

    bluestree says:
    July 10, 2010 12:00 PM
    Why did they order drug testing for a guy that comitted a white collar crime?
    Lockhart was ordered to submit to drug testing in exchange for his remaining free until his trial

  19. dakotah says: Jul 10, 2010 5:17 PM

    Considering he last played for the Cowboys 20 years ago why is this even a story? Oh yeah, slow season, gotta justify that NBC paycheck somehow.

  20. TFBuckFutter says: Jul 10, 2010 6:03 PM

    “# ninjaneer says: July 10, 2010 4:36 PM
    If it’s a Cowboy thing, it’s also a Patriot thing. I guess it could be a university of Houston thing too. Oh and why not throw in a Crocket highschool thing? See how stupid I sound? That’s what you people sound like when you constantly leave “it’s a Cowboy thing” comments.”
    Except the Patriots don’t have a reputation for having a lot of criminals and cokeheads on their team in the time period this guy played.
    I can’t speak for the U of Hou or Crocket high school though. However, if they have a reputation for their players getting in a lot of trouble than no, it wouldn’t sound stupid to say that.

  21. HC says: Jul 12, 2010 4:26 AM

    cowboys1 says:
    July 10, 2010 4:41 PM
    bluestree says:
    July 10, 2010 12:00 PM
    Why did they order drug testing for a guy that comitted a white collar crime?
    Lockhart was ordered to submit to drug testing in exchange for his remaining free until his trial
    ==========
    You missed the point.
    It’s like saying ‘we’re going to audit your taxes for the last ten years because you were speeding’, or ‘we have a warrant to search your home for illegal firearms because you’ve been accused of leaving the restaurant without paying your bill’.
    One (drug testing) has nothing to do with the other (mortgage fraud).

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