Newton Arrested Again With Large Amount of Drugs
Allegedly Transporting Marijuana

By JOEL ANDERSON
.c The Associated Press

DALLAS (Dec. 12) -- Former Dallas Cowboys lineman Nate Newton was arrested Wednesday on charges of carrying at least 175 pounds of marijuana, his second such arrest in six weeks.

Newton, facing a federal charge of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, was being held at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center pending action by prosecutors, Dallas County Sheriff's Department spokesman Don Peritz said.

On Nov. 4, Newton was arrested in Louisiana after police said they found 213 pounds of marijuana in a van he was driving. He was released on $100,000 bond on charges of suspicion of possessing marijuana with intent to distribute.

Peritz said Drug Enforcement Administration agents flagged down Dallas County officers on a highway Wednesday to seek help stopping two vehicles that were traveling together.

Newton and two other men were arrested. Further details of the arrest were not immediately disclosed.

Newton is a six-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman who helped Dallas win three Super Bowls. He spent 14 seasons in the NFL, 13 with Dallas. He retired last year after a season with Carolina.

The 39-year-old Newton worked last year as a commentator on ESPN radio and more recently was an analyst for some BET television college football broadcasts.