Marcus Coleman Convicted
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Texans' Coleman convicted of driving while intoxicated
05:20 PM CDT on Monday, July 26, 2004
From 11 News Staff Reports
HOUSTON -- A jury has convicted Houston Texan Marcus Coleman of driving while intoxicated.
Jurors deliberated nearly seven hours before finding the defensive back guilty.
Coleman, 30, was arrested in May after crashing his brand new Mercedes-Benz on Kirby. Coleman was alone in the car and he wasn't hurt.
A police video played during the trial showed him stumble when asked to walk a straight line and lose his balance when asked to stand on one leg.
Coleman denied being intoxicated and blamed the crash on being distracted while adjusting his car radio.
The charge carries a potential sentence of up to 180 days in jail.
Jurors will return tomorrow for the sentencing phase of the trial.
Coleman is a nine-year NFL veteran and the Texans' starting right cornerback.
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