Ex-Cowboys Player Arrested for Selling Oxycodone to Undercover Agents
NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBSDC/AP) — Former Virginia Tech standout Gennaro DiNapoli, who went on to play for the Dallas Cowboys, is facing charges of selling prescription painkillers from his Connecticut home.
DiNapoli was charged last week with two counts of selling oxycodone. The Newtown resident was released on $150,000 bond and is due in Danbury Superior Court on June 17.
Court documents state DiNapoli, 39, sold 330 pills of the painkiller to undercover DEA agents, according to the Newtown Bee.
A message left on his cellphone hasn’t been returned.
An arrest warrant affidavit says DiNapoli sold Drug Enforcement Administration undercover agents more than $6,000 worth of oxycodone pills in two transactions in April and May.
DiNapoli played seven seasons as a center and a guard in the NFL. He was drafted in the fourth-round by the Oakland Raiders in 1998 and also spent time with the Tennessee Titans.
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