NYPostIf Jerry Jones was hoping his Cowboys could avoid controversy heading into this season, that dream already has been extinguished. Dallas cornerback Marquez White is staring down a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after a road-rage incident in October. Though the alleged encounter took place last fall, White was not taken into custody until June 15, when he turned himself in to police upon learning there was a warrant for his arrest, according to a statement the former sixth-round draft pick provided to his hometown newspaper. White, 23, claims he was being followed by “an aggressive driver” who pulled up alongside him and yelled racial slurs “such as the ‘N’ word while also threatening to kill me.” White said he saw the other driver reach toward his glove compartment, at which time White brandished his weapon. The driver then followed White to his house and called the authorities. “When the police got there, I came downstairs on my own and gave them my side of the story,” White said. The gun, which White’s defense attorney says his client owns legally, was confiscated by police that night, and White currently is free on a $7,500 bond, according to jail records. After being drafted by the Chiefs with the 216th-overall pick in 2017, White bounced around before landing a four-year deal with the Cowboys last May. He was cut at the start of the season and assigned to the practice squad. At the start of 2018, he was given a Reserve/Future contract by the Cowboys. White was adamant in his statement that the assault charge is baseless, claiming it was a personal attack and, strangely, an attack on his franchise. “Me and my legal team believe strongly that this [is] a personal attack on my image as well as the Star,” White said. The “Star” is a reference to the Cowboys logo, a bit of promotion his team owner probably could have done without. After all, Jones runs a clean shop out in Arlington.
Cornerback Marquez White is expecting to provide depth at cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys this season, after being selected in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Florida State, but his roster spot could be in jeopardy as he is now dealing with a legal issue following a road rage incident in his hometown last fall. Marquez White allegedly cut someone off, and the aggressive driver followed him, then according to White shouted racial slurs at him after pulling alongside of his vehicle. White allegedly pulled out a gun which he legally owns, which caused the other man to back off, but then he trailed White to his apartment where the other man called the police. White is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, but he says this is a personal attack on him, and on the Dallas Cowboys star. When you are a practice squad or roster depth level player, you can not afford to get arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, it will be interesting to see if there is still a star on the side of Marquez White’s helmet after training camp.