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Football writer jailed ten years after tenth DWI conviction

Football writer Jim Dent, who’s written several Texas-centric football books, has been sentenced to ten years in jail through a plea agreement reached after Dent jumped bail and escaped to Mexico following his tenth DWI arrest. Dent’s entire story and DWI history is insane. He has been convicted in three states and five Texas counties, with one more DWI case in a sixth Texas...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Tragic tale of best-selling sports author: Long jail term looms for repeated DUI offenses

There’s a good chance you have read one of Jim Dent’s books. You might have seen ESPN’s film adaptation of “The Junction Boys,” the story of Paul “Bear” Bryant’s insane preseason drills while at Texas A&M. Well, unfortunately, here’s the rest of the story via Barry Horn and Valerie Wigglesworth of the Dallas Morning News. And so Dent, 62, is being held in Collin...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones Confirms Reports About Son Preventing Johnny Manziel Pick

Possibly one of the biggest highlights from the 2014 NFL Draft happened when the Dallas Cowboys were on the clock. The Twitterverse blew up as people across the country wondered whether Jerry Jones would actually draft Johnny Manziel and simultaneously start a firestorm in the league. Well it turns out the Cowboys would have drafted Manziel, but Jones’ son got in the way. Cowboys...
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones: Stephen Jones never snatched a draft card out of my hand

Stephen Jones never snatched a card with Johnny Manziel's name on it out of his father's hands in the Dallas Cowboys draft room. In a recent book titled "Manziel Mania," author Jim Dent writes that Jerry Jones wanted Manziel so badly when the Cowboys were on the clock in the first round that he scribbled Manziel's name on a card and was ready to take the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tall tale: Cowboys' Jerry Jones and 'The Manziel Card'

IRVING, Texas - Jim Dent is a best-selling author, a bon vivant and a gifted teller of tall tales. And this whopper about Cowboys owner Jerry Jones being physically restrained from 'turning in the card' to draft Johnny Manziel? This is Dent's Bunyanesque masterpiece.d The toothpaste is out of the tube, so what I'm about to explain regarding the Dallas Cowboys' thisclose-drafting...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Book: Jerry Jones had Manziel draft card 'snatched' out of his hands

Sometimes, the son come to the rescue. According to a new book, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was ready to take Johnny Manziel in the first round of May's NFL Draft, but was prevented from doing so by his son, and the team's executive vice president, Stephen. "I could just see Jones grabbing Manziel with the 16th choice of the first round," author Jim Dent writes in his book...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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