Former Vol, Dallas Cowboys football player charged with DUI

11:56 AM, Aug 1, 2013   |    comments
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Written by Adam Tamburin, The Tennessean

A former wide receiver who has played football for the University of Tennessee, the Dallas Cowboys and the Nashville Kats was charged with a DUI early Thursday morning.

Cory Fleming, 42, was pulled over on Bell Road when an officer saw him driving with his headlights off, according to his arrest warrant.

Fleming had watery, bloodshot eyes and his breath smelled of alcohol, his warrant said. He refused a breath test.

Police said they found a Gatorade bottle filled with a clear liquid that smelled like alcohol in Fleming's car.

He was charged with DUI, violating the open container law and implied consent.

Fleming was charged with a DUI in 2009, but was ultimately found guilty of reckless driving in that case.

Fleming was a standout wide receiver for the?UT from 1989-93.

He was drafted by the Cowboys in the 1994 NFL draft and went on to play 10 seasons in the Arena Football League with the Nashville Kats, setting numerous records and earning first-team All-AFL honors four times.

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