Back in August, football writer Jim Dent made headlines after he released a book called Manziel Mania. In it, Dent revealed that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had almost drafted Johnny Manziel in the 2014 NFL Draft before Jones' son Stephen took the draft card with Manziel's name on it out of his hand. It was a crazy story, for sure. But a new Dallas Morning News story about Dent is even crazier.
According to the Dallas Morning News, Dent did publicity for Manziel Mania while he was on the lam in Mexico, trying to escape jail time in Texas after being convicted of DWI for the tenth time in his life. Dent—who has also written football-themed books like The Junction Boys and King of the Cowboys: The Life and Times of Jerry Jones—made multiple media appearances in August using an Internet phone connection that made it difficult for anyone to track him south of the border. But in late January, he tried to re-enter the U.S. in San Diego and was arrested by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. And as a result, he's now facing a long jail sentence that could see him serve up to a decade in prison.
The entire Dallas Morning News story is worth reading because, outside of getting arrested for DWI on multiple occasions, Dent has also done some other really ridiculous things in his life. For instance, he once jumped out of a third-story window while attending a party at SMU during his college days, only to reemerge at the party a few minutes later. And according to some people, he also once faked his death by publishing an obituary for himself in order to evade debt collectors. You can read the full story here. This guy has obviously led a wild life.
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[via Pro Football Talk]