Tragic tale of best-selling sports author: Long jail term looms for repeated DUI offenses

There’s a good chance you have read one of Jim Dent’s books. You might have seen ESPN’s film adaptation of “The Junction Boys,” the story of Paul “Bear” Bryant’s insane preseason drills while at Texas A&M.

Well, unfortunately, here’s the rest of the story via Barry Horn and Valerie Wigglesworth of the Dallas Morning News.

And so Dent, 62, is being held in Collin County jail without bail on the DWI charges. He faces additional felony charges of bail jumping and failure to appear in court. Those charges carry a sentence of up to 10 years in prison if he is convicted.

Dent is again scheduled to go before a district judge Thursday for sentencing on the DWI charges. When that’s over, he could be sent to Williamson County for sentencing on a similar charge.

“I realize now I have no one to blame but myself,” he said Wednesday afternoon, while sitting on the wrong side of a glass partition in a jailhouse interview. A guard watched his every move.

There’s much more. Definitely worth a few minutes of your time.


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