While we await word of court dates in DeShawn Stevenson's Irving arrest and shrug at yet another blemish on the record of former Texas running back Cedric Benson, some TCU football players and a former Dallas Cowboy were arrested over the weekend in Dallas.
According to Dallas police, former Frogs Stephen Hodge, Jerry Hughes and Cory Grant were out celebrating Hodge's 24th birthday at The Bank nightclub when a disturbance spilled onto the Main Street sidewalk around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning. The three were arrested on public intoxication, taking to the City Detention Center and released a couple of hours later.
You remember Hodge, right? Well, sorta.
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He was the Cowboys' 6th-round draft pick in 2009, but never played a down with a star on his helmet because of knee injuries. His Cowboys career ended when he reached an injury settlement with the team last November.
Hughes, from Fort Bench, was the Colts' 1st-round pick in 2010 and played in 12 games as a rookie. Grant started all 13 games as a senior for TCU last year and was named second-team All-Mountain West Conference as a defensive lineman.
In a related football story, let's all hope the NFL lockout ends this week. As Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said over the weekend, "We're down to circumsising mosquitoes." I think that means we're on the verge of having a deal and playing some football.
The Cowboys are scheduled to open training somewhere camp next week. We'll see.