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 ESPNDallas.com, 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.