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Former Cowboy Quincy Carter Busted For DWI

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    Some guys just won't get themselves together.  Quincy Carter is one of those guys.   He has been busted for drunk driving in Mission City, Texas.

    After being released by the New York Jets, Carter has had a tough time getting back in the NFL.

    The closest he got was a tryout with the Miami Dolphins last summer.  They passed on him. 

    Carter has been trying to stay in pro football through different arena leagues.  He's playing for some podunk club down in South Texas.   Safe to say he will never take another snap in the NFL.

    He has to live with the fact drugs and alcohol ruined his career with the Dallas Cowboys.  That is a shame.

    This is the report from the AP:

    Associated Press

     

    MISSION, Texas – Authorities say former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Quincy Carter was arrested early Friday on a drunken driving charge in South Texas.

     

    Spokeswoman Tela Mange of the Texas Department of Public Safety says Carter's blood-alcohol level tested at 0.14, nearly two times the legal limit of 0.08, after he was pulled over in the Mission area.

    Harlingen television station KGBT reports Carter was being held in the Mission City Jail on Friday morning awaiting arraignment.

    Carter was the Cowboys' starting quarterback when they went 10-6 and reached the playoffs in 2003, their first season under coach Bill Parcells. But he was released in training camp before the 2004 season.

    He started briefly for the New York Jets before poor play and drug-related arrests ended his NFL career. He played in the Arena League before a brief tryout last year with the Miami Dolphins.