Bryan McCann denies he was intoxicated

AP

Cowboys cornerback Bryan McCann has issued a statement regarding his Saturday arrest on charges of public intoxication.

“To my family, friends, coaches, teammates, and all Dallas Cowboy & SMU fans, my good name and reputation mean everything to me,” the statement reads.  “I have never been arrested before and take pride in conducting myself at all times in a responsible and respectful manner off the football field. I was not intoxicated and did not pose a danger to myself or others.”

Per the earlier reports, McCann was arrested and taken into a Dallas detox center at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday morning and released eight hours later. There have been no details released about what led to McCann’s arrest, but the charge does require officers to consider the intoxicated party to be a danger to themselves or others.

McCann’s statement wound up with a promise to fight the charges.

“I am very grateful that, due to the Constitution and Americans’ strong and enduring belief in due process, I am presumed innocent of this public intoxication charge because I am innocent.  I look forward to vigorously defending myself in a court of law.  I thank you for your continued support.”

25 responses to “Bryan McCann denies he was intoxicated

  1. “I am very grateful that, due to the Constitution and Americans’ strong and enduring belief in due process, I am presumed innocent of this public intoxication charge because I am innocent. I look forward to vigorously defending myself in a court of law. I thank you for your continued support.”

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    Come on man!

    Players don’t know how to tell the truth do they?
    Damn McCann, make a statement that at least leaves an itty bitty ounce of doubt that you didn’t have MEmaurice prepare it for you.

    Mr. Goodell is gonna drop the hammer on you twice as hard now just because you can’t deny charges with your own words

  2. Of course he denies being intoxicated, and of course he is going to court to get his way. Maybe he can get a NFLPA discount on his court fees.

  3. “I am very grateful that, due to the Constitution and Americans’ strong and enduring belief in due process, I am presumed innocent of this public intoxication charge because I am innocent. I look forward to vigorously defending myself in a court of law. I thank you for your continued support.”
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    Hell, is he running for political office or something?

  4. If he wasn’t “intoxicated” as he claims then I guess the Dallas police department just goes around kidnapping citizens off the street for absolutely no reason? COME ON MAN!!!! I suppose it’s possible Mr.McCann doesn’t understand what the word intoxicated means. It’s also possible that he may be getting a head start on auditioning for a leadership role when the former NFLPA*. magically turns back into a players union. Curiously enough DeMoron Smith is a danger to himself and others and he’s still walking the streets.

  5. Yeah, Bryan, we hear that story from time to time waiting at a bus stop. From guys asking for change because they are “temporarily out of work due to government conspiracy”, even though they have “four degrees and a Congressional Medal of Honor”. Not able to catch the rest, although the guy is still ranting as you board the bus.

  6. Well good luck fighting a PI charge in Texas, having grownup in the state, unless they have changed the law. It is at the descretion of the arresting officer. I drew one of these charges after having less than half a beer. Went to court and lost even with another officer testifying on my behalf.

  7. Knowing Texas law “enforcement”, this is a frame.It will be interesting to see if they actually did any tests, or, rather, relied on the statement of the officer.

  8. Sure you weren’t. That’s why you spend the night in the slammer. Didn’t he play the “don’t you know who I am” card. Never mind, they didn’t know who he is

  9. I work at a bar in a downtown area that is high in bar population/foot traffic. The police I deal with use PIs as an excuse to take people to jail without cause on a nightly basis because they do not have to administer breathalyzer tests to prove intoxication. They throw you in a drunk tank for a few hours and then throw you back on the street with a ticket. PIs are so easy to fight because arresting officers rarely show up for the court date. He’ll be fine.

  10. elrushbo2 says:
    Mar 20, 2011 11:10 AM
    If he wasn’t “intoxicated” as he claims then I guess the Dallas police department just goes around kidnapping citizens off the street for absolutely no reason?
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    Yes, you’re right. No police officer has ever made a mistake or an improper arrest in the history of the United States. Every person who has ever been arrested is obviously guilty, other wise why would the officer/God Like Figure have arrested them in the first place?

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