DALLAS A Dallas Cowboys player who was arrested early Saturday for public intoxication says he was not drunk.
News 8 first broke the story of Bryan McCann's arrest on WFAA.com Saturday evening.
McCann spent eight hours at a Dallas detox center following his arrest.
But in a written statement released Sunday, McCann denied being intoxicated and said he didn't pose a danger to himself or others.
McCann said his good name and reputation mean everything to him.
I am innocent, he said in his statement. I look forward to vigorously defending myself in a court of law.
As a rookie cornerback for the Cowboys this past season, McCann scored on a team record 101-yard interception return for a touchdown.
McCann attended SMU prior to his NFL career.
Here is the text of Bryan McCann's statement:
To my family, friends, coaches, teammates, and all Dallas Cowboy & SMU fans,
My good name and reputation mean everything to me. I have never been arrested before and take pride in conducting myself at all times in a responsible and respectful manner off the football field. I was not intoxicated and did not pose a danger to myself or others. I am very grateful that, due to the Constitution and Americans strong and enduring belief in due process, I am presumed innocent of this public intoxication charge because I am innocent. I look forward to vigorously defending myself in a court of law. I thank you for your continued support.
Sincerely, Bryan McCann