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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Darren McFadden could face jail time if convicted in Whataburger case

Darren McFadden

Former NFL running back Darren McFadden was arrested back in January after police found him asleep at a drive-thru, and he could be facing jail time if convicted of the charges he is facing.

According to police records obtained by TMZ, McFadden was arrested on Jan. 21 after police found him asleep at the wheel of his 2019 GMC Yukon in the drive-thru at a Whataburger in Texas. He apparently was not cooperative, and his windows needed to be smashed in so he could be removed from the car. McFadden was charged with resisting arrest and driving while under the influence.

McFadden’s blood alcohol content was .15, which is a level that constitutes a Class A misdemeanor in Texas. Resisting arrest is also a Class A misdemeanor, and McFadden is now facing up to two years in jail and $8,000 in fines if convicted on both charges.

McFadden, 31, was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. He was a superstar at Arkansas but never really lived up to the hype in the NFL, spending time with the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys and posting one 1,000-yard season with each.

It doesn’t seem like all that long ago that McFadden was throwing his hat into the ring for a top college coaching job, but that dream is unlikely to become a reality.

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