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Jason Witten gets the morning off — for jury duty

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Jason Witten prides himself on never missing offseason work.

But sometimes, civic duty calls.

The Cowboys’ veteran tight end was absent for the start of Tuesday’s workout, because he was called for jury duty.

According to Todd Archer from, Witten was back by noon, and wasn’t subject to a fine for missing work.

Coaches have apparently raved about Witten’s work ethic this offseason, perhaps because he realizes the window could be closing.

Maybe there’s a joke to be made here about staying out of courtrooms and Florio, but I’m still new here, and kind of like it. So I won’t.

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4 Responses to “Jason Witten gets the morning off — for jury duty”
  1. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jun 12, 2012 3:26 PM

    If this were a TV sitcom, Witten would be the only juror who thinks the defendant is innocent, and after days of deliberations he would finally hit on the one point nobody noticed and prove that he was right.

  2. jacobslatter says: Jun 12, 2012 3:49 PM

    Only Sapps show up for jury duty, the fines they threaten you with are a trick to get the unenlightened to show up. Many people are forced to miss work unpaid for that stuff. Just say no.

  3. covercorner says: Jun 12, 2012 3:50 PM

    It would be illegal to fine someone for missing work due to being summoned for jury duty.

    Your staying out of court rooms comment makes no sense. Jason Witten was an involuntary participant because he was summoned for jury duty.

  4. danielcp0303 says: Jun 12, 2012 4:13 PM

    “It would be illegal to fine someone for missing work due to being summoned for jury duty.”

    I think what he meant was that most people are excused from work when they have jury duty, but don’t get paid for that day. If I have a 40 hour/wk job, I can’t get those hours back. You’d have to make them up later in the week.

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