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Former Cowboys lineman arrested for selling pain-killers

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A former NFL offensive lineman has been arrested on narcotics charges, after he was busted selling painkillers to undercover agents.

According to Andrew Gorosko of the Newtown (Conn.) Bee, former offensive lineman Gennaro DiNapoli was arrested after a court warrant said he sold 330 pills of oxycodone to DEA agents.

The 39-year-old DiNapoli was released on $150,000 bail after the arrest.

He played for the Cowboys, Raiders and Titans in his career, entering the league as a fourth-rounder from Virginia Tech.

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29 Responses to “Former Cowboys lineman arrested for selling pain-killers”
  1. racerx1225 says: Jun 9, 2014 12:05 PM

    He was never a Raider that I can remember but go ahead, sling mud hater. What was he on their roster for a minute? duh.

  2. briscocountyjr says: Jun 9, 2014 12:12 PM

    Jerrah will re-sign him now

  3. cowboys2014 says: Jun 9, 2014 12:25 PM

    Very irrelevant to cowboys history and played for 3 teams but let’s rub the cowboys name through the mud a little by putting it in the heading. Smh

  4. touchdownroddywhite says: Jun 9, 2014 12:25 PM

    Jerry Jones is on the phone… He wants to know what you can do for Tony Romo…

  5. stearnse1 says: Jun 9, 2014 12:26 PM

    Of course, this headline could have read, “Former Raiders lineman…”, or, “Former Titans lineman…” Let’s all pile on the Cowboys. Seems a bit unfair. Even “Former NFL lineman” would’ve been appropriate here.

  6. guybushsghost says: Jun 9, 2014 12:26 PM

    Drafted by the Raiders in 1998, played two years, started at right guard in 1999. racerx might want to cool his jets…

  7. ctiggs says: Jun 9, 2014 12:31 PM

    sound like a Cowboy to me and he played for the raiders lol

  8. boobsanders says: Jun 9, 2014 12:35 PM

    F….Fonzy? Is that you?

  9. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jun 9, 2014 12:36 PM

    He was drafted by the Raiders and was a starting guard for them. Was on the Cowboys roster a couple years at the end of his career but naturally PFT associates him with the Cowboys in their headline to provoke more interest.

  10. buddysguys says: Jun 9, 2014 12:38 PM

    another stain on the NFL. Im sure this guy didnt just start doing this the other day.

  11. dccowboy says: Jun 9, 2014 12:38 PM

    Sure he was racer, in fact he was your starting right guard in 1999. Oakland drafted him.

    About the ‘slinging mud’ thing. Notice the title ‘former Dallas Cowboy’, not former OL starter for Oakland and Tennessee? I checked and he played 11 games for Oakland, 20 for Tennessee, and 7 for Dallas.

    He lasted about 1/2 a season in Dallas in 2003 at the end of his career, never started for Dallas like he did for Oakland (RG) & the Titans (Center) (yet he’s a ‘former Cowboy’ not a ‘former Raider’ or a ‘former Titan’). Talk about haters.

  12. CowboyErik says: Jun 9, 2014 12:40 PM

    so young and so hooked, EVIDENCE that the culture still exists, it’s not just the 70’s and 80’s, it’s reality

  13. davidwim says: Jun 9, 2014 12:43 PM

    He was drafted by the Raiders (9 starts), played 2 years for the Titans (18 starts), and was on the Cowboys roster for 1 season (0 starts). Yet, somehow the article says “Former Cowboys lineman …” Nice reporting job, guys.

  14. briscocountyjr says: Jun 9, 2014 12:43 PM

    He’s definitely a Cowboy.. and a raider. 1A, 1B.

  15. skins4me says: Jun 9, 2014 12:44 PM

    And now we know who helped keep the Virginia Tech football team on the field. Should have know as soon a the Cowpukes drafted him!!!!

  16. alshonbrandontandem says: Jun 9, 2014 12:49 PM

    You sure he didn’t play for Seattle?

  17. rs says: Jun 9, 2014 12:49 PM

    I think the largest part of his career was spent with the Titans, but the headline does tell you a lot about this website, it’s writers and the NFL focused media in general.

  18. intelligent cement says: Jun 9, 2014 12:50 PM

    Shocked. He looks like such a clever fellow.
    Honestly, as someone who has small children at home, this dude bears an uncanny resemblance to Patrick from SpongeBob Squarepants.

  19. briscocountyjr says: Jun 9, 2014 12:54 PM

    Another exemplary medal to the solid personnel departments of the Cowboys and raidturds.

  20. abninf says: Jun 9, 2014 12:54 PM

    It finally took his third team before an owner like Jerry Jones saw his poor character an ended his career. His first two teams turned a blind eye but Mr. Jones has morals.

  21. iceicebaby32 says: Jun 9, 2014 1:01 PM

    Classic Media 101. Use the most popular team in the NFL in a headline and the people will come.

    DiNapoli arrested and called a former Cowboy. Played 7 games for team. Played 21 with Tennessee, 11 for Oakland. But he’s a Cowboy.

    Lol

  22. jcurran77 says: Jun 9, 2014 1:09 PM

    Gennaro DiNapoli arrested and called a former Cowboy. Played 7 games for them. Played 21 with Tennessee, 11 for Oakland. But he’s a Cowboy

  23. purpleguy says: Jun 9, 2014 1:54 PM

    Looks like he was sampling his product when that pic was taken.

  24. pigskinjunkie66 says: Jun 9, 2014 2:00 PM

    Is Jim Irsay a DEA agent working undercover as an NFL owner? Would explain a lot.

  25. sasserdm says: Jun 9, 2014 2:00 PM

    He is called a former cowboy because that is the last team he played for….If Steve Smith retired today he would be a former Raven not Panther. I thought everyone new that, not cowboy/raiders fans obviously

  26. politicallyincorrect says: Jun 9, 2014 8:58 PM

    Pats, Cowboys, Dolphins and Bengals probably a nice fit for the guy…. class teams all….

  27. flybono24 says: Jun 10, 2014 5:04 PM

    I’m a Raider fan and I don’t even remember the guy playing…

  28. thepassivefan says: Jun 10, 2014 8:31 PM

    He actually spent most of his career with Tennessee, probably making him more of a former Titan than Cowboy, but whatever helps you grab readers

  29. 1madr8r says: Jun 16, 2014 12:02 PM

    Yeah the raiders drafted him…but the cowboys are famous for their drug addicted players!! LOL ala Mr. Irving

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