Cowboys CB White Arrested For Aggravated Assault

Mike Fisher
July 09, 2018 - 3:55 pm
Marquez White

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FRISCO (105.3 The Fan) - Dallas Cowboys cornerback Marquez White was arrested last month for allegedly threatening another man with a gun and has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, which is a second-degree felony.

White tells the Dothan (Ala.) Eagle -- his hometown newspaper -- that he and his attorneys "believe strongly that this a personal attack on my image as well as the Star'' (meaning the Cowboys brand).

White's position is that he encountered an "aggressive driver" while exiting the Dallas North Tollway near Tennyson Parkway in Plano on Oct. 20, 2017. White said the other driver followed him closely before pulled alongside him to yelled threats and racial slurs.

"Simultaneously,'' White told the Eagle, "while doing this he began to reach towards his glove box and that is when I flashed my weapon.''

White said the other motorist followed him to his apartment and called the police on White. He was not arrested at the time but learned on June 15 last month that a felony warrant had been issued for his arrest.

Defense attorney Toby Shook told the Ben and Skin Show on 105.3 The Fan that White legally owns the gun in question, and described what happened that day when officers decided not to arrest his client. 

The Cowboys drafted White out of Florida State in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He spent the season on the team's practice squad 

White, 23, is currently free on $7,500 bond, according to reports.