McFadden arrested near Dallas

By: The Associated Press
Published: Monday, January 21, 2019
This Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, booking photo released by Collin County Texas Sheriff's Office shows former NFL player Darren McFadden. (Collin County Sheriff's Office via AP)
This Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, booking photo released by Collin County Texas Sheriff's Office shows former NFL player Darren McFadden. (Collin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

— Authorities say former NFL player Darren McFadden has posted bond after he was arrested on a drunken-driving charge when he fell asleep in the drive-thru lane at a fast-food restaurant in suburban Dallas.

Collin County court records show the 31-year-old was charged with driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest after being found early Monday at a Whataburger in McKinney. McFadden was taken to the county jail.

McFadden played 10 years in the NFL. He was a running back at the University of Arkansas before being drafted in 2008 by the Oakland Raiders. He spent seven seasons with the Raiders then signed with the Dallas Cowboys, where he played for three seasons before retiring in 2017.

Earlier this month, McFadden was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. He was a two-time Hesiman Trophy runner-up and two-time Doak Walker Award winner for the Razorbacks between 2005-07.

A phone number for McFadden couldn't be found and it's unclear if he has an attorney.

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