Just three years ago, Darren McFadden was running the football for the Dallas Cowboys. Now, he’s trying to run from the cops. In a bizarre, recently unearthed arrest video, McFadden is shown resisting arrest and driving his car into a Whataburger wall while drunk. The officers pulled the former running back out of his car and even had to use a Taser on him.
Darren McFadden was arrested for DUI and resisting arrest in 2019
In January of 2019, McFadden was arrested at a Texas Whataburger. The former Cowboy and Raider was found unresponsive in the driver’s seat of his 2019 GMC Yukon late at night, and officers were forced to break in the windows to wake McFadden.
The 31-year-old at the time accidentally pressed on the gas and veered his car into a wall in the drive-thru of the Whataburger. Police were finally able to wake McFadden and get him out of the car safely before anyone was hurt.
In July of 2019, Mcfadden was charged with resisting arrest and DUI with a BAC of greater than or equal to .15. Emphasis on the greater than. McFadden didn’t even realize he was flooring a vehicle into the side of a restaurant until cops busted in his windows. Even then, he could barely speak as the officers ordered him out of the car.
McFadden pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four days in jail in February of 2020.
Crazy arrest video shows the police standoff with Darren McFadden
McFadden’s arrest occurred over a year ago in McKinney, Texas, but the police body camera footage was just released by TMZ Sports Monday. If the description of the arrest wasn’t crazy enough, the video surely is.
The video starts with officers approaching McFadden’s car and tapping on his window. He’s seen asleep at the wheel in the middle of a Whataburger drive-thru, and he isn’t responding to the officers on the scene.
The officers notice that the car is still in drive, so they attempt to shake the car to wake McFadden. After a few minutes, McFadden accidentally presses the gas and floors the car into the wall of the restaurant. You can hear the tires screeching in the video as the car can’t move any farther.
The cop closest to McFadden breaks in one of the car windows and finally wakes the former NFL star. He eventually stumbles out of the car and falls to the ground as officers handcuff him. The incident could’ve been much worse if the wall didn’t stop the car from moving or if McFadden continued to resist arrest at gunpoint.
McFadden earned $50 million in the NFL but now has a criminal record
Many NFL players do great things in retirement, but some choose a different path. As successful as McFadden was in the NFL, many fans will now remember him for this scary video.
McFadden played 10 years in the NFL. He recorded two 1,000-yard rushing seasons — one with the Raiders and one with the Cowboys. Over his professional career, McFadden earned $49.3 million in salary alone.
However, no amount of athletic success can shield you from the law. McFadden will forever be a convicted criminal, just as much as he will forever be a 1,000-yard rusher in the NFL.