Sunday, March 20, 2011
Bryan McCann CB Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys CB Bryan McCann becomes the second player arrested since the decertification of the NFLPA and the subsequent lockout of the NFL players, which means he's the second player to be arrested that won't face any kind of consequence from the league or the team. McCann was arrested at around 3:00 AM for public intoxication, though no details of the arrest have been released yet. McCann said that he is innocent until proven guilty and that he was going to fight this charge because he "wasn't intoxicated". I don't know about the laws in Dallas, Texas but where I'm from they usually don't arrest sober people, take them to detox, and make them sit there for 8 hours. I'm going to go ahead and assume that McCann wasn't just "intoxicated" he was probably drunk off his fucking ass. Of course, in Texas it's illegal to take more than 3 sips of beer at a time while standing, so maybe that's just the case.
McCann was undrafted out of SMU, and spent time with the Baltimore Ravens before signing on with the Dallas Cowboys on their practice squad. He was activated in November and got his first career interception off of Eli Manning 10 days later intended for Hakeem Nicks on a slant route, returning it 101 yards for a touchdown which was a Cowboys record. He was later named NFL Rookie of the Week for returning a punt 97 yards for a touchdown in week 11.
Update: Police say McCann's friend was arrested, and McCann became belligerent when he couldn't get his friends personal belongings back. He refused to accept that nothing would be released, and then he was arrested after police deemed that he was intoxicated. He still denies being intoxicated.