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Thursday, May 20, 2004
Goodrich was out on bail during appeal of hit-and-run

Associated Press

DALLAS -- Former Dallas Cowboys defensive back Dwayne Goodrich was jailed Thursday after his bond was revoked in the hit-and-run deaths of two good Samaritans.

Dwayne Goodrich
Goodrich

The athlete's bond was revoked on the request of his bail bondsman, who asked to be released from his responsibilities. A judge agreed, and Goodrich was taken into custody.

Goodrich was held with no bond in Dallas County jail on the bond revocation of two manslaughter charges and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Dallas County sheriff's Sgt. Don Peritz told The Dallas Morning News in Thursday's editions.

The ex-player had been free on $150,000 bond while his 7-year prison sentence was on appeal. He was also fined $20,000 after his conviction in August on two counts of criminally negligent homicide.

The Plano victims were rescuing a driver from a burning car on Interstate 35E in January 2003 when they were struck by Goodrich's BMW as he was driving home about 2 a.m. He left the scene.

Witnesses said Goodrich was traveling more than 100 mph before he veered onto the freeway shoulder to avoid the burning car and struck three men trying to free the trapped motorist. The third man was seriously injured.

This week, Goodrich had also been sought on two traffic warrants from the Dallas suburb of Farmers Branch, alleging speeding and failure to have insurance.