Ex-NFL Running Back Darren McFadden Arrested For DWI After Falling Asleep At Whataburger Drive-Thru

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NFL running back Darren McFadden retired in November of 2017 after a decade-long career in the NFL. The 31-year-old seems to be experiencing some post-football turbulence, as the former Raiders and Cowboys running back was reportedly arrested on suspicion of drunken driving when he fell asleep in the drive-through lane at a Whataburger fast-food restaurant in suburban Dallas.

According to the Los Angeles Times, McFadden was charged with driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest after employees at a McKinney, Texas, Whataburger reported a sleeping man inside a 2019 GMC Yukon in the drive-thru lane. Sources told TMZ that McFadden’s driver’s side and passenger windows were smashed during the incident, likely during the ‘resisting arrest’ portion.

During McFadden’s 10-year NFL career, the number four overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft raked in upwards of $50 million in total career earnings. McFadden has posted bond.

Earlier this month, McFadden was named to the 2019 class of the College Football Hall of Fame.

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