Dallas Cowboys cornerback Nolan Carroll finally addressed his arrest by Dallas police on May 29 for driving under the influence.
Carroll, 30, was driving Ferrari on the wrong side of the road when he was pulled over by police after leaving a party at a club in Uptown.
It was a “Welcome to Dallas” celebration for Carroll, a free-agent signee with the Cowboys after seven seasons with the Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles.
It proved to be an out of body experience for Carroll, who said it wasn’t like him to be in that situation.
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“I’ve never gotten in trouble since I’ve been in the league. I’ve never had anything my whole life,” Carroll said. “This is one of those things that they know it’s not me. I’ve tried to come out here and show them what I’m capable of every single day and I’m working hard.”
Carroll apologized to the Cowboys and wants to put the episode behind him and move on.
No court date has been set for his case, which means that it’s something he will have to deal with in the future.
He also faces possible suspension by the NFL.
His focus now is just trying to be the best player he can be for the Cowboys. He calls it a learning experience.
“It’s a learning experience and we’ve moved on from it,” Carroll said. “I’ve apologized to the team. Right now, I’m just worried about working. I really took it as a learning experience to never put yourself in that situation.
“I’ve grown from it and learned from and I’ve apologized to the team. I owned up to my mistake and moved on.”