MADD talking to Cowboys about raising team drunk driving awareness
Mothers Against Drunk Driving is talking with the Cowboys about instituting a program designed to raise team awareness about drunk driving following the recent death of one player and the arrests of two others.
Jeff Miracle, director of the North Texas chapter of MADD, said the organization’s local chief executive officer has arranged to meet with team officials after the Super Bowl to discuss an educational program.
Cowboys representatives declined to comment to The Dallas Morning News on MADD’s proposal.
Nose tackle Jay Ratliff’s arrest for drunken driving Tuesday followed the December death of practice squad member Jerry Brown Jr. who was the passenger in a suspected drunken driving crash. The car’s driver, defensive lineman Josh Brent, was indicted on a second-degree felony charge of intoxication manslaughter.
The Cowboys already provide resources to help prevent players from driving drunk including 24/7 limo services and a full-time team security employee who can pick up players at anytime.
“Drunk driving is not unique to the Dallas Cowboys, or even the NFL,” Miracle said. “This is a societal thing. We’d like to arrange how to best use resources to show the dangers of drunken driving.”