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Cowboys’ Ronald Leary pleads guilty to DWI

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Cowboys guard Ronald Leary has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated.

Leary, who was scheduled for a trial on the DWI charge this week, instead pleaded guilty and will receive 18 months of probation and a $1,000 fine, according to NBC-5 in Dallas.

“The sentence he received was in line with a typical first-time DWI punishment,” Leary’s attorney told the Dallas Morning News. “It was just a momentary error in judgement that will not be repeated.”

Leary would be subject to league discipline, but players are usually only fined two game checks — not suspended — for a first drunk driving offense if they don’t hurt anyone while driving drunk.

The 25-year-old Leary started all 16 games for the Cowboys last year and is expected to start again this year.

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14 Responses to “Cowboys’ Ronald Leary pleads guilty to DWI”
  1. rrhoe says: Jul 15, 2014 6:34 AM

    I really don’t get these idiots,but guess what,football season is upon us!!!!!

  2. joetoronto says: Jul 15, 2014 6:38 AM

    Just another idiot in a league full of idiots.

  3. cardmagnet says: Jul 15, 2014 6:58 AM

    You’d think somebody who was teammates with Josh Brent would have learned not to do something so stupid.

  4. junebug42 says: Jul 15, 2014 7:02 AM

    Can’t get these guys!!!!! They make so much money why wouldn’t they call a car service or get one of there boys to drive them..they would rather risk there life along with innocent others!!!!!

  5. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Jul 15, 2014 7:24 AM

    Cowboy is as Cowboy does.

  6. tylerhutchison2005 says: Jul 15, 2014 7:25 AM

    When I was in the Army, most dudes were too careful about messing around with drinking and driving, because of getting their pay taken away, and that’s $1000-$1500 give or take a paycheck, these guys getting into legal trouble having the chance to earn millions in a few years are irresponsible children, and should be B slapped repeatedly.

  7. bcajun says: Jul 15, 2014 7:29 AM

    Wouldnt expect anything less…stay classy dallas

  8. celticsforever says: Jul 15, 2014 7:37 AM

    Driving after 3 beers gets you fined 1/8 of your income. Bilking millions upon millions upon milliond out of people gets you a fine of 0.5% of your income. Am I missing something?

  9. politicallyincorrect says: Jul 15, 2014 7:57 AM

    Pats, Cowboys, Bengals, Dolphins and Steelers seem to lack class as orgs… just my opinion

  10. politicallyincorrect says: Jul 15, 2014 7:58 AM

    who is Ronald Leary btw

  11. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 15, 2014 8:05 AM

    Leary will likely start at left guard this season. He must consider what happened a big warning that a mistake like that can have much larger consequences in the future. These guys make plenty of money so just call a limo when you are going out.

  12. romo2witten says: Jul 15, 2014 9:34 AM

    This happened 4 months before the Josh Brent incident. Not excusing it, but it wasn’t after he saw his teammate die. The wonderful man known formerly as Jay Ratliff was the fool who got a DUI right after Josh Brent killed his teammate and best friend.

  13. selldannysell says: Jul 15, 2014 9:50 AM

    Yes, a momentary error in J-U-D-G-M-E-N-T!

  14. rgmememe says: Jul 15, 2014 10:04 AM

    Leary was charged with DUI 3 months before Josh Brent received his. Facts people, facts.

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