NFL star Damontae Kazee of the Dallas Cowboys has been arrested and charged with driving while under the influence.
The Cowboys safety was stopped by police for a traffic violation in a Dallas suburb, The Colony, shortly after 3am early Tuesday morning. A spokesperson for The Colony police says an officer noticed physical signs that Kazee had been drinking, and Kazee admitted to consuming alcohol.
Kazee then failed a field sobriety test and was detained by police. He was charged with a Class B misdemeanor DWI for this being a first offense.
Kazee posted a $2,500 bond on Tuesday morning and was released from The Colony Municipal Jail at 12:34pm, according to The Dallas Morning News.
A Cowboys spokesperson declined to comment on the story.
Kazee has started all 6 NFL games this year, and has 17 tackles, 1 interception, and a forced fumble. His arrest comes after the Cowboys picked up their fifth straight win over the New England Patriots this past Sunday, 35-29 in overtime. The Cowboys are settling into a bye week now.
The 28 year old Kazee signed a one-year $1.1 million contract with the Cowboys back in March, coming off an Achilles tear last October. He spent the first 4 seasons of his NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons.
Due to the bye week, the Cowboys have no practice scheduled until next week. Coach Mike McCarthy stated on Monday that he told the players to be safe and smart during the bye week downtime.
Yeah, we talked about it last week when I told them what the schedule was going to be. Talked about the distractions and what we don’t want. We have an outstanding season — 5-1, where we are. Make sure that everybody is taking care of themselves and spend as much time as they can with family and friends. They deserve it. They deserve this break, the length of it. I have a lot of confidence and a lot of trust in those guys.
Courtesy of TMZ, below are the mugshot photos for Kazee’s arrest: