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News: Toxicology reports have come back and Ratliff was drunk

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by The Quest for Six, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. The Quest for Six

    The Quest for Six Well-Known Member

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    Toxicology reports have come back and Ratliff was found to be twice(.16) the legal limt(.08) when he ran into an 18 wheeler....42 days after team mate was killed by another team mate driving drunk clearly shows Ratliff just doesn't get it and should be released after June 1st...
  2. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutan for hire; blues and southern rock Staff Member

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    http://www.dallasnews.com/news/loca...as-twice-the-legal-limit-at-time-of-crash.ece

    Moments ago the Grapevine Police Department released the results of Jay Ratliff’s blood alcohol test, taken shortly after he crashed his Ford F-150 early Tuesday. Says spokesman Robert Eberling, the Dallas Cowboy has a blood alcohol content of 0.16 — “which is twice the legal limit,” per Eberling’s email.
  3. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member

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    I agree in principle, but financially, it might not make sense to release him.

    On a side note, I estimate he consumed around 16 beers within 2 hours to get that drunk. I was just curious how many beers it would take to get a 300 lb man drunk.
  4. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutan for hire; blues and southern rock Staff Member

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    If he drinks a lot of beer every day then it might be possible but likely a lot less.
  5. TheCoolFan

    TheCoolFan Well-Known Member

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    Free Ratliff!
  6. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I assume this is a Blood Test and not a Breathalyzer Test with info just being released. If the later, then results may not be indicative of how much alcohol was actually in his system. Could be more or less, depending on how long after he had his last drink.
  7. jjktkk

    jjktkk Active Member

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    It was a blood test. Ratliff refused the breathalzer test.
  8. cowboys#1

    cowboys#1 Finish!

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    i dont care what he does off the field

    he can still play DT

    keep him
  9. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member

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    There is no way to estimate his tolerance, but BAC account for that. I actually think I estimated on the low side, because I didn't account for his substantial muscle mass. He probably had to consume more than what I estimated to get that type of BAC, especially since a blood test was administered after some delay.
  10. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    That much at a bowling alley? How does someone drink that much at a bowling alley?
  11. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    :rolleyes: When it comes to drunk driving you, I and the next person better care.
  12. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Ratliff has averaged 1.8 sacks per season over the past three years... and pass rushing is supposed to be his forte -- not run stopping.

    Financially or not, how does it make sense on the field to keep a guy with production like that?
  13. 1fisher

    1fisher Active Member

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    Can I get a BIG AMEN to that!
  14. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    If you cut him, you do so immediately - actually you can't cut guys right now - but you do it right away. It sends no message to wait 6 months to drop the hammer.

    Oh yeah. We still owe him 5 mill.
  15. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    If he is drinking girl beer like Bud or Coors, then he would have to drink that much. If he's drinking grown up beer, maybe 6 pints or so
  16. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    He may have had every intention of not drinking that much, or calling someone if he did drink too much.

    But once some people start drinking, they DO NOT make intelligent decisions.

    Which could mean eventually drinking too much, or deciding to go ahead and drive home after drinking too much.

    They think, "I'm fine, it won't happen to me, I'm going straight home."

    I'm sure he "gets it" when he is sober, but some, not all I guess, some do not make intelligent decisions after drinking.
  17. StylisticS

    StylisticS Well-Known Member

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    Could not have said it any better.
  18. Little Jr

    Little Jr Well-Known Member

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    .16 for a blood test is high. They have to get a warrant to even do it. Usually takes a couple of hrs. So he had 2 hrs to sober up and it was still a .16.
  19. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutan for hire; blues and southern rock Staff Member

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    No way to know how rapidly one person's liver detoxifies a substance. The tolerance of alcohol cannot be determined by outward appearances. Muscle mass has no relevance. Glomerular filtration rate is not that different in a 120 lb woman and a 300 lb man either.
  20. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    BAC rises for sometime as after you stop drinking.

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