Former Dallas Cowboys Running Back Sentenced

Remember Troy Hambrick? He was the guy who succeeded Emmitt Smith as the Dallas Cowboys running back of the future. Once he got the starting role, he flopped. Well, it may have been because he was on crack.

The Associated Press reports today that a Tampa judge sentenced Hambrick to five years in prison for selling crack cocaine. He pleaded guilty Feb. 26 to one count of distributing 50 grams or more of crack cocaine. Court documents stated that Hambrick sold the drugs in 2007 to a confidential informants near his home in Lacoochee, about 40 miles north of Tampa.

Hambrick’s best year in his five-year tenure in the NFL was with the Cowboys in 2003, when he had five touchdowns and rushed for 972 yards.  He also played in Arizona.

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