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Dallas Cowboys WR Ventell Bryant Arrested On DUI Charges In Florida

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Dallas Cowboys player Ventell Bryant has been arrested on a DUI charge in Florida.

It was just before 5:00 a.m. with police in Tampa booked the 23-year-old into jail.

According to officers, the wide receiver had a blood-alcohol level between .102 and .099. The legal limit in Florida is .08. He was taken into custody after allegedly failing a roadside field sobriety test.

Bryant, a native of Tampa, was reportedly pulled over for driving a Dodge Charger without headlights on. The arresting officers said he 'exhibited several clues of impairment' and admitted to them that he had had several margaritas.

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(credit: Tampa [Florida] Police Department)

He was booked into jail in Hillsborough County and held on $500 cash bond.

Bryant made his way into the NFL by way of Temple University and a deal with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2019 after going undrafted.

After joining the Cowboys, Bryant was initially placed on the practice squad, but a season-ending injury to safety Kavon Frazier got him promoted to the active roster in October.

Last season Bryant played in 12 games for the Cowboys -- primarily on special teams -- but was by no means a shoo-in to make the team's 2020 roster.

Bryant is entering the final year of a two-year deal that's set to pay him $585,000, but his arrest opens him up to a possible NFL investigation that could lead to suspension.

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