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Draft prospect Dak Prescott arrested for DUI

STARKVILLE, MS - NOVEMBER 14:  Dak Prescott #15 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs rushes away from Tim Williams #56 of the Alabama Crimson Tide at Davis Wade Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Starkville, Mississippi.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Getty Images

Former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott, considered a likely second- or third-round pick in next month’s NFL draft, has just given himself a big red flag.

Prescott was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with driving under the influence, the Clarion-Ledger reports.

The arrest took place in Starkville, Mississippi, when police pulled over Prescott in a white 2016 Cadillac Escalade. He has been in Starkville since Mississippi State’s Pro Day on Thursday.

Prescott broke every school passing record at Mississippi State and was the MVP of the Senior Bowl. Mike Mayock lists Prescott as the fifth-best quarterback in this year’s draft class.

This news, however, may change his draft stock. NFL teams are increasingly wary of players with off-field issues, and a quarterback who’s drafted to be the face of the franchise is expected to keep himself out of legal trouble. If Prescott can’t keep himself out of trouble right now, when he knows the whole NFL is watching him, will he keep himself out of trouble once he’s in the league? That’s a question every team considering him will ask.

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64 Responses to “Draft prospect Dak Prescott arrested for DUI”
  1. mrjdon says: Mar 13, 2016 6:28 AM


  2. stinkymcmulligan says: Mar 13, 2016 6:34 AM

    2016 Escalade for a kid in college?

    Which booster gave him that cash.

  3. captainwisdom8888 says: Mar 13, 2016 6:36 AM

    just means some team will score him at a cheaper price

  4. breadmeatcheese says: Mar 13, 2016 7:03 AM

    DeEscaladed his value?

  5. barrymichaels61 says: Mar 13, 2016 7:27 AM

    If he can play no one will care, fortunately no one hurt here.

  6. goraidersgospurs says: Mar 13, 2016 7:29 AM

    A 2016 Escalade & the kid has not been draft yet , 👌🏿

  7. coachbeck says: Mar 13, 2016 7:30 AM

    Future steeler

  8. indymarc says: Mar 13, 2016 7:31 AM

    A million dollar DUI. Wonder what his BAC registered?

  9. cross300 says: Mar 13, 2016 7:53 AM

    The big red flag reads “immature idiot.”

  10. joetoronto says: Mar 13, 2016 8:00 AM

    Now it’s down to the Cowboys and the Bungals.

  11. jmscooby says: Mar 13, 2016 8:01 AM

    I never learned anything from my good decisions.

  12. fiyeaglesfiy says: Mar 13, 2016 8:11 AM

    A lot of scouts are saying his player comp is Donovan McNabb…I guess they got one right

  13. officialgame says: Mar 13, 2016 8:21 AM

    Dallas needs a QB.

  14. truthinesshurts says: Mar 13, 2016 8:38 AM

    Browns will draft him to take Manziel’s spot on their roster.

  15. denverdave3 says: Mar 13, 2016 8:56 AM

    For those who asked, a person who is litterally on the verge of landing an incredible contract can easily borrow against that nearly inevitable fact.

    Although, I’d still suggest he get some financial advice. Cars like that depreciate too much. And yes, I’ve written an award-winning book on such things.

  16. nflsucker says: Mar 13, 2016 9:07 AM

    One infraction does not necessarily mean he’s going to be the next Titus Young or Johnny Snortball. He got caught, and probably just cost himself some serious cash, and hopefully he learns an important life lesson and rises above it in the future.

  17. hahalolrofl says: Mar 13, 2016 9:09 AM

    jmscooby says:
    Mar 13, 2016 8:01 AM
    I never learned anything from my good decisions.

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    There are things in life that you don’t have to do to learn its a bad decision. A dui is one of them.

  18. nflrule says: Mar 13, 2016 9:10 AM

    And so it begins…

  19. wiscobear says: Mar 13, 2016 9:12 AM

    2016 Escalade tells me he’s already spending that cash even before he’s earned it!

  20. getyourownname says: Mar 13, 2016 9:17 AM

    So it looks a possible pay cut from his current employment.

  21. pftbro says: Mar 13, 2016 9:30 AM

    From possible second round to FA, maybe. Johnny set this bar the last couple years….

  22. jaxon51 says: Mar 13, 2016 9:45 AM

    Cowboys in the third

  23. eagles1960 says: Mar 13, 2016 9:49 AM

    He will feel at home in Dallas.

  24. bsaleen12 says: Mar 13, 2016 9:50 AM

    Nothing wrong with the Caddy, that’s just money his agent fronts him before being selected. He needed to have one of the underclassmen driving him around.

  25. iamthorny says: Mar 13, 2016 10:26 AM

    You had one job…

  26. flsnupe says: Mar 13, 2016 10:27 AM

    People trippin because of the Cadillac must be oblivious to how projected drafted players are treated by agents. Nothing to see there people.

  27. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Mar 13, 2016 10:28 AM

    There are red flags with this kid. Last year he was involved in some spring break incident and now a DUI arrest. Good luck to any team that drafts him because they are gonna need it.

  28. ttommytom says: Mar 13, 2016 10:41 AM

    A black Tahoe is a Government limo. From Mayors to Presidents to top cops.

    Save 12 grand and get a Tahoe. Reduce your chances of being pulled over. The bling car at 3AM is screaming “Pull Me Over”.

    As per the DUI. You just made 5 other QB’s look WAY better.

  29. pastanow says: Mar 13, 2016 10:46 AM

    He’s perfect for the NFL as he now has an arrest record. Football players are the dumbest people on the planet.

  30. phillyfinsfan says: Mar 13, 2016 11:06 AM

    His agent immediately called him and said, “I’ve arranged for you to return the Caddy to the dealership and they will replace it with a Yaris for you to drive.”

  31. truthdispensary says: Mar 13, 2016 11:13 AM

    His agent repossessed the keys to the donor Escalade this morning…

  32. riffrafflaff says: Mar 13, 2016 11:25 AM

    Manziel 2.0

    Why aren’t the parents held more responsible for the way they raise these kids?

  33. TomsulasMustache says: Mar 13, 2016 11:35 AM

    There’s always a few

  34. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Mar 13, 2016 11:57 AM

    It’s bad enough his name is Dak, but now he acts like one just before the draft!

  35. ppc50 says: Mar 13, 2016 11:58 AM

    I think Dallas was going to draft him anyway, now a round lower…cool

  36. kevingreene160sacknoHOFclub says: Mar 13, 2016 12:14 PM

    Well c’mon, if the alternative is an Uber with some dude in a Corolla, you’d spaceship it around in the Escalade too!

  37. toldlikeitis says: Mar 13, 2016 12:42 PM

    Prescott is not a pro QB anyways. Hopefully this kills the media created buzz around this hype job of a draft prospect. I am waiting for florio and the rest of the pft bois to get on their high horses and criticize him with the fervor and energy the criticize Manziel with.

    Prescott was also involved in a fight last spring break which was caught on video.

  38. cjonesaf says: Mar 13, 2016 12:46 PM

    Sigh. That’s disappointing. Kid just cost himself a lot of money, and maybe the chance to be drafted.

  39. flipola says: Mar 13, 2016 12:47 PM

    Damn, that’s almost as bad as failing the combine drug test.

  40. laserw says: Mar 13, 2016 12:48 PM

    How stupid must you be to do this?

    I have no understanding why people do stupid crap like this – trying to get a pro job and then placing himself in a stupid situation that could have ended in a lethal experience.

    I also cannot fathom how professional athletes do drugs and jeopardize their careers.

    There has to be a huge slam against these players – a ban of a year and only one chance afterwards.

    We need to start putting a heavy burden on these athletes who have no other skills other than being the center of attention. We need to take that away from them and let the chips fall where they may.

  41. securb2013 says: Mar 13, 2016 12:56 PM

    Manziel 2.0?

  42. burrito12 says: Mar 13, 2016 1:00 PM

    He could easily be the vikings #1 QB.

  43. lance19 says: Mar 13, 2016 1:09 PM

    “…will he keep himself out of trouble once he’s in the league? That’s a question every team considering him will ask.”


    Except Falcons, who plan on showing him a picture of Chris Hemsworth, and asking:
    “So, Dak…does this hunk make you tingly?”
    [wink, wink…nudge nudge]

  44. codiablo says: Mar 13, 2016 1:18 PM

    golden boy falls – SEC is full of losers…17 act gets u in, boy…15 if you play da foos-ball….

  45. codiablo says: Mar 13, 2016 1:19 PM

    it’s true because Slayton told me so…

  46. Ferdinand says: Mar 13, 2016 1:44 PM

    The DUI is bad but a college kid driving a brand new Escalade is just as big of a red flag.

  47. rcali says: Mar 13, 2016 2:02 PM

    Um dummy, you can get a chauffeured ride in a Escalade using Uber.

  48. professorpigskin10 says: Mar 13, 2016 2:07 PM

    Johnny Manziel 2.0

  49. medialovesthecowboys says: Mar 13, 2016 2:20 PM

    Face of the franchise?

    Now now… this dude is a career backup at best.

  50. ladyjet says: Mar 13, 2016 2:34 PM

    This week he’ll be trading for a Hyundai Elantra.

  51. noteamforlosangeles says: Mar 13, 2016 2:35 PM

    Would this even be a story if he was driving a Nissan Versa?

  52. footballfan72 says: Mar 13, 2016 2:56 PM

    pastanow says:Mar 13, 2016 10:46 AM

    He’s perfect for the NFL as he now has an arrest record. Football players are the dumbest people on the planet.
    Maybe but they aren’t paid exclusively for their brains there Sigmund Freud! Sounds like someone has a case of financial envy….

  53. hrmlss says: Mar 13, 2016 2:59 PM

    Daky Football? Manziel 2.0?

  54. cdace13 says: Mar 13, 2016 3:17 PM

    riffrafflaff : Why aren’t the parents held more responsible? Seriously?!?!?! The “kid” is 22/23 years old!!! Time to cut the cord!!

  55. sportsknowledge says: Mar 13, 2016 3:28 PM

    DUI? He truly is a rookie. So what

  56. steelerfan63 says: Mar 13, 2016 3:46 PM

    Looks like Cleveland just found their Quarterback. They’ll probably trade up to get him.LOL

  57. latenightroach says: Mar 13, 2016 4:24 PM


  58. ravensfan56 says: Mar 13, 2016 4:33 PM

    Pathetic. No excuse for putting other people in danger by driving drunk.

  59. granadafan says: Mar 13, 2016 4:36 PM

    Manziel was his role model in more ways than one.

  60. wjmoffatt says: Mar 13, 2016 5:06 PM

    How does this happen year after year….

  61. ebdug says: Mar 13, 2016 5:15 PM

    Dak’s a little too talented for the NFL, anyway, where those robotrons thrive. A big play artist is better suited to the CFL.

  62. mistyzhang says: Mar 13, 2016 5:37 PM

    Johnny Cokehead thinks you’re a idiot Dax

  63. dmretrogames says: Mar 13, 2016 5:59 PM

    Nice car for a college kid.




  64. albundy4tds1game says: Mar 13, 2016 6:24 PM

    Well I don’t anybody brilliant named Dak

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