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Jay Ratliff’s BAC was 0.16 when he was arrested


Police have released the results of tests performed on Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff when he was arrested for DWI recently and the tests show that Ratliff’s blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit.

According to the Grapevine, Texas police, Ratliff had a BAC of 0.16 when he was arrested on January 22nd after hitting an 18-wheeler and a highway median with his car. The police report, via Tim McMahon of, states Ratliff failed three field sobriety tests and refused to take a Breathalyzer at the scene. The BAC of 0.16 was revealed by a blood sample taken two and a half hours after the police first arrived on the scene.

Ratliff reportedly met with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones last week after the arrest, which came less than two months after linebacker Jerry Brown was killed when defensive lineman Josh Brent crashed while driving drunk. Ratliff and Jones also had a run-in in the locker room after a game this season, adding to the speculation around Dallas that Ratliff’s job status could be in jeopardy following the arrest.

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28 Responses to “Jay Ratliff’s BAC was 0.16 when he was arrested”
  1. jpb12 says: Jan 28, 2013 1:13 PM

    0.16 TWO and a half hours after… Wow.

  2. pthepro49 says: Jan 28, 2013 1:17 PM

    You would assume after watching one of his teammates die, and the other spending several years in jail for killing his best friend while driving under influence, Ratlifft would learn a thing or 2. Guess I was wrong.

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 28, 2013 1:21 PM

    Smile and the world smiles with you, Ratlife.

  4. nygf says: Jan 28, 2013 1:25 PM

    What a disgrace.

  5. jerruhjones says: Jan 28, 2013 1:28 PM

    Idiot…should be cut and banned from the NFL.

  6. doe22us says: Jan 28, 2013 1:44 PM

    Wow 2 hrs after and the guy was still hammered, what a freaking idiot.

  7. vancouvernfl says: Jan 28, 2013 1:45 PM

    classy guys learning from a classy owner


  8. thegonz13 says: Jan 28, 2013 1:59 PM

    One of his teammates died because of a DUI. Another faces charges for driving drunk and killing the aforementioned teammate.

    You mean Ratliff didn’t learn from that? What a complete nimrod!

  9. fuglyflorio says: Jan 28, 2013 2:00 PM

    You’d drink too if you worked for Jerry Jones.

  10. oldbyrd says: Jan 28, 2013 2:01 PM

    Jay, the law applies to you too.

  11. midwaymonster72 says: Jan 28, 2013 2:08 PM

    Don’t know the laws in that state but in Pa. you need to be taken within two hours of being observed in Actual physical control of the motor vehicle. Unless exigent circumstances exist. This will get tossed.

  12. blazecili says: Jan 28, 2013 2:19 PM

    If his on field behavior is considered, how can this debacle be that surprising ?

  13. firdman7 says: Jan 28, 2013 2:37 PM

    Kick him out of the NFL and ban him for life. Maaaybe that would send to strong meesage to the rest of the idiots that don’t appreciate or realize just how lucky they are to be so dumb, yet make so much money as a player in the NFL.

  14. thesmartest1 says: Jan 28, 2013 2:44 PM

    He’s a Cowboy- Confirmed!

  15. StrongMaleFeministLeadership says: Jan 28, 2013 2:59 PM

    Like i said before, this man is an animal. No place for him in the NFL. Get him out of here.

  16. bricktop02 says: Jan 28, 2013 3:05 PM

    How bout them cowboys!!!!

  17. zenrooster says: Jan 28, 2013 3:09 PM

    Your teammate kills another teammate by drinking and driving. And genius does the same thing. What would it take to get this young rich men to learn? Probably nothing.

    It’s time for cars to start based on your BAC. It’s about time.

  18. jwcarlson says: Jan 28, 2013 3:09 PM

    Man, they should really set up a “call for a ride home” program for these guys. We know they’re scraping by in near slavery conditions. The least the league could do is set them up reliable rides home when they’re out acting like they are 17 years old.

  19. denverscott says: Jan 28, 2013 3:16 PM

    .16 two hours later means squat. Your BAC continues to climb for up to 2 hrs after your last drink. That’s why cops are in no hurry to draw blood. You don’t actually think that it goes straight to your blood stream do you? The word is metabolism, look it up.

  20. greenejoemean says: Jan 28, 2013 3:19 PM

    How many of you would expect to be banned and kicked out of your job if you got caught. let the law do its job.

  21. denverscott says: Jan 28, 2013 3:21 PM

    All the folks calling for cut/ban for life look around you. 1 DUI and now no more profession? Why not exile, or stone him to death. Many of your family and co-workers wouldn’t have a job with that logic. Don’t fall off that horse guys, the good people will back over you.

  22. cmonelisha says: Jan 28, 2013 3:38 PM

    denverscott says:
    Jan 28, 2013 3:21 PM
    All the folks calling for cut/ban for life look around you. 1 DUI and now no more profession? Why not exile, or stone him to death. Many of your family and co-workers wouldn’t have a job with that logic. Don’t fall off that horse guys, the good people will back over you.

    yeah but a big majority of our familys and coworkers arnt making millions of dollars in salary and endorsement deals on top of all the free things they get for being rich celebrities..must be nice

  23. nathanbetz91 says: Jan 28, 2013 3:56 PM

    Add drunk driving to the list of things the cowboys defense sucks at

  24. nyjets1017 says: Jan 28, 2013 3:59 PM

    Funny thing is, that’s about his IQ too

  25. salvi18 says: Jan 28, 2013 4:03 PM

    You think this idiot would learn after the death of a teammate get a driver I just don’t understand they have enough money

  26. bensstinkyfingers says: Jan 28, 2013 5:10 PM

    How bout dem cowboys? America’s team for sure. Big Jerry needs to bring back Michael “nosecandy” Irvin to be a mentor to young players it appears.

  27. nashz84 says: Jan 28, 2013 5:25 PM

    I will never understand why high profile people athletes , celebrities and what not , would drive drunk , why put yourself your career at risk buy drving drunk , get someone to drive you get a cab or whatever

  28. paulsmith107 says: Jan 28, 2013 5:43 PM

    Corny people with corny comments. I guess anyone who gets a dwi should lose their careers lol nimrods. The law is the law rich poor black white the punishments are the same just cause he makes millions doesn’t make him more punishable than someone else. Get a life loosers and for the moron who said something about his actions on the field and that this shouldn’t be surprising. Why he drinks on the field lol what would his actions have anything to do with indicating this would have happened. People are so stupid and judgemental I do believe he should be cut but because of his decline as a football player.

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