Dallas Cowboys cornerback Marquez White was arrested last month in Texas and charged with second degree aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
White says that the charge stems from an incident that happened last November when he flashed a gun at another driver, who he claims shouted racial slurs at him, as they both tried to exit the highway.
“I eventually made my way in front of him and he proceeded to ride very closely and aggressively on my tail,” White said in a statement made available to the Dothan Eagle.
“I hit the brakes to get him off of me and could then see him becoming very angry in my rear view mirror. He then sped up again and I hit my brakes again and after this time he pulled over to my driver side while still driving and proceeded to yell racial slurs such as the ‘N’ word while also threatening to kill me.
Simultaneously while doing this he began to reach towards his glove box and that is when I flashed my weapon. He then hit the brakes, got behind me, and proceeded to follow me to my house. Upon arriving at my house I exited my car and went into my home as he sat outside and contacted the authorities.”
White is free on $7,500 bond and there is no public indication on when his next court appearance is.
White, a sixth-round pick out of Florida State, spent last season on the Cowboys’ practice squad.