The Colony, TX – Dallas Cowboys safety Damontae Kazee was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) on early on Oct. 19.
Police stopped Kazee’s vehicle at about 3 a.m. on Oct. 19 after the football player failed to signal while changing lanes near the Cowboys’ training facility in Frisco, FOX News reported.
The officer who stopped Kazee noticed the driver was exhibiting signs of intoxication.
Kazee, a first-time DWI offender, reportedly admitted to the officer that he had been drinking, FOX News reported.
Police said the National Football League (NFL) player was “cordial” to the officers as he failed a field sobriety test, NFL.com reported.
He was booked into the municipal jail and later released on $2,500 bail.
Kazee was arrested just one day after Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Mike McCarthy warned his players to stay out of trouble and avoid unnecessary “distractions” during the team’s bye week, FOX News reported.
“Yeah, we talked about it last week when I told them what the schedule was going to be,” McCarthy said. “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.”
The Dallas Cowboys said they were aware of the incident but have not issued a statement on Kazee’s arrest, FOX News reported.
Kazee has earned $5.9 million in salary over his five-year NFL career, ESPN reported.
He spent his first four seasons playing for the Atlanta Falcons and will make $1.1 million this year playing his first season with the Cowboys.
The Cowboys are 5-1 and off to their best start since 2016 when they started 11-1.
Kazee has been a starter as a defensive back for the Cowboys, ESPN reported.
He played four years at San Diego State and finished with 17 career interceptions. Kazee returned two interceptions for touchdowns and also returned a punt for a TD during his college career.