April 11, 2015

Famous Texas Sportswriter Jim Dent Convicted of 10th DWI: The sportswriter Jim Dent, a former reporter in Dallas and Fort Worth known better today for his non-fiction sports books such as The Junction Boys, is in jail awaiting his sentence for his ninth and 10th DWI convictions. He fled the charges to Mexico for a year, where he promoted his latest book Manzell Mania in interviews conducted over an anonymous Internet phone service, but was caught at a border crossing in San Diego. He says he's done drinking (natch) but a long prison sentence awaits. "Dent said he has at least one more book in him," writes Barry Horn. "He is 35,000 handwritten words into an autobiography he has titled Last Call."

posted by rcade to general at 04:01 PM - 3 comments

If I were this guy's acquisition editor and was making money with him, I would have hired a blonde chauffeuse to drive him around so he could do his drinking and stay out of trouble with the law.

Now that Manziel is out of rehab and supposedly a changed man, after Dent finishes his autobubbliography, he and Manziel can write a sober sequel together called Orange Is The New Brown.

Dent is darned lucky he did his damage in the Lone Star State. To be facing 10 years for liking your liquor in Texas, that's probably enough drinking to get you executed in Utah.

posted by beaverboard at 09:04 PM on April 11

I think after getting ten and filling your punch card, you should at minimum get a free entree of your choice.

posted by holden at 12:25 AM on April 12

I'm sure that one of the thousands of free entrees he's going to get will be his favorite.

posted by Etrigan at 08:18 AM on April 13

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