Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Daniel Ross was arrested on drug and gun charges Wednesday in Texas, police said.
Ross, who is on injured reserve, was charged with possession of marijuana and unlawful carrying of a weapon, Frisco police said. Authorities didn’t provide more details behind the arrest.
The 26-year-old was initially stopped for playing music out of his car too loud, TMZ Sports reported, citing a police report. The officer reportedly said in the document that he pulled Ross over because of the noise and because he had temporary plates on the car.
Police in the Dallas suburb of Frisco say Cowboys defensive lineman Daniel Ross has been arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and unlawful carrying of a weapon, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019.
(Frisco Police Department via AP)
The officer said he smelled a “strong odor” of marijuana emanating from the vehicle and before the car was searched Ross told the officer there was a handgun inside, TMZ Sports reported. The officer reportedly discovered a Springfield XD 9mm handgun and .12 ounces of weed in the car.
According to an arrest video, obtained by TMZ Sports, Ross told the officer there was weed and a gun in the car because he and his friends brought marijuana to the gun range the day prior. The officer chided Ross for doing that.
“I’m assuming if you play for the Cowboys, you’ve got a lot to lose,” the officer said. “I mean, you’ve got to think about those things!”
Ross is in his second season with the Cowboys. He played 13 games last year in a backup role. He had 14 tackles and one sack. He joined Dallas in 2017 off the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice squad.
The Cowboys didn’t comment on the arrest.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.