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Former Dallas Cowboy arrested in George Co.

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John Nix (Photo source: George Co. Sheriff's Dept.) John Nix (Photo source: George Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

John Nix, a former Dallas Cowboy football player, was arrested at his home in George County November 16 for felony drug possession. The arrest came after several traffic stops produced intel leading officers to seek and serve a search warrant on Nix's home on Highway 198 East.


Nix was arrested around 1am after officers searched and cleared the residence. Officers said they discovered approximately 37 grams of marijuana in a plastic drawer near a bedside. Two additional, smaller bags of marijuana were found, along with several hundred dollars. The drugs and the cash were both seized. 

Nix was charged with felony possession of marijuana and taken to George County Regional Jail. He has since posted bond.

John Nix played college football at USM, and was a 7th round draft pick for the Dallas Cowboys. He played in 2001 & 2002 with Dallas. In 2003, Nix split time with Dallas, San Francisco and Cleveland. And in 2004, he played a couple of games with Arizona.

Over the next two years, Nix was in the Canadian Football League. According to Wikipedia, since 2007, Nix has played in the Arena Football League.

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