Carson Released Early
Leo Carson
Leo Carson

Posted Jul 14, 2004


According to published reports, reserve DT Leonardo Carson has been released early from his 30-day jail sentence and is back working out with the team at Valley Ranch.

At the request of Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells, Leo Carson served just 8 days of a 30 day sentence in an Alabama jail.

Carson's sentence came from charges of kidnapping and burgarly stemmed from last year when Carson travelled back to Alabama for a funeral. In an attempt to see his daughter, he broke into his ex-girlfriend's apartment and inexplicably took her sister with him.

According to the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, Carson was released after a letter was written from Parcells to Circuit Judge Joseph Johnston in Mobile, Alabama.

"Coach Parcells wrote me a letter, saying he needed to be rehabbing his knee," Carson's agent Johnny Brutkiewicz told the paper. "I made the request, and the district attorney was not opposed to it."

Carson recorded 21 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2003 in limited action. He suffered a torn triceps muscle in with just three weeks left remaining, but expectations were high heading into the start of training camp in late July.

He is expected to compete for a starting role opposite La'Roi Glover during when training camp begins in less than 3 weeks.

"He's a guy that could do a number of different things for us as far as positions go. He could be a back up guy in a rotation, or he could end up playing much more than that," said Parcells. "It just depends."


Related Stories
Chief Concern For Rookie Is Making the Squad
 -by autigers.com  Jul 22, 2004
Reviewing the draft: New York Giants
 -by ScoutNFLNetwork.com  Jul 4, 2004
Running down the roster
 -by SteelCityInsider.net  Jul 25, 2004

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION INCLUDES
> Members-only Forums
> Insider Information
> Free Agency &
   Draft News
> Expert Chats

Sign Up Today!

Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from CowboysToday.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
DT Leonardo Carson (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Auburn > Alumni
[View My HotList]