Ex-Cowboys Running Back Darren McFadden Arrested On DWI Charge in Drive-thru of Fast Food Restaurant

Darren McFadden (Photo by Collin County Jail)
Darren McFadden (Photo by Collin County Jail)

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden was arrested early Monday after falling asleep in the drive-thru lane of a McKinney Whataburger, police said.

McFadden, 31, faces charges of driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest, search or transport. He was released on personal recognizance a short time after being taken into custody, jail records show.

Employees at that fast-food restaurant in the 9000 block of West University Drive reported a man asleep in his vehicle in the drive-thru just after midnight, McKinney police said.

McFadden was a star player for three seasons at the University of Arkansas in the mid-2000s and was selected fourth in the 2008 NFL draft by the Oakland Raiders.

He spent seven seasons with the Raiders before signing with the Cowboys in 2015. The Cowboys released McFadden in November 2017, and he retired from football days later.

Property records show that McFadden lives in a gated community in Prosper, about four miles from the Whataburger.

McFadden could not be reached for comment Monday afternoon, and he did not have an attorney listed in court records.

SOURCE: Tom Steele
Dallas Morning News