Former Dallas Cowboy McFadden Sentenced to 3 Days in Jail on DWI Charge

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden has been sentenced to four days in jail after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated

Darren McFadden seen in a jail mugshot

Former Dallas Cowboys and University of Arkansas running back Darren McFadden was found guilty of driving while intoxicated last week by a Collin County judge.

In January 2019, he was arrested after falling asleep in the drive-thru line at a McKinney Whataburger, police say.

Last Friday, McFadden was sentenced to three days in jail. He was sentenced to four days in jail and received credit for one day of time served, and a resisting arrest charge was dismissed.

On Jan. 21, 2019, McKinney police said employees at the Whataburger in the 9000 block of W. University Drive called them just after midnight about a man who fell asleep in his car while in the drive-thru line. Police arrested McFadden on two charges: DWI and resisting arrest.

The Oakland Raiders selected McFadden out of the University of Arkansas with the fourth overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. He spent seven seasons with the Raiders and then signed with the Dallas Cowboys, where he played for three seasons before retiring in 2017.

McFadden played his best season in 2015, when he played in all 16 games and rushed rushed for 1,089 yards and three touchdowns.

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