Newton arrested again on drug charges

Thursday, December 13, 2001

DALLAS -- Former Dallas Cowboys lineman Nate Newton was arrested Wednesday on charges of carrying at least 175 pounds of marijuana in his car, his second such arrest in six weeks.

Newton, facing a felony charge of possession with intent to deliver, was being held at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center, Dallas County Sheriff's Department spokesman Don Peritz said. The former player was to be arraigned Wednesday night.

On Nov. 4, Newton was arrested in Louisiana after police said they found 213 pounds of marijuana in a van he was driving. He was released on $100,000 bond on charges of suspicion of possessing marijuana with intent to distribute.

Peritz said the federal Drug Enforcement Agency called the Dallas County Sheriff's Department and asked it to stop a vehicle. Newton and two other people in the car were arrested.

Newton is a six-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman who helped Dallas win three Super Bowls. He spent 14 seasons in the NFL, 13 with Dallas. He retired last year after a season with Carolina.

The 39-year-old Newton worked last year as a commentator on ESPN radio and more recently was an analyst for some BET television college football broadcasts.

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