NC State Football Player Facing DWI, Boost to Music Career

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North Carolina State football player and country singing moonlighter Logan Winkles can play “Folsom Prison Blues,” but after a recent DWI arrest, it looks like he couldn’t “Walk The Line.” SICK BURN.

From The Charlotte Observer:

“N.C. State football player Logan Winkles was arrested on Saturday in Raleigh, and charged with driving while impaired and for being under the legal drinking age and driving after consuming alcohol.”

Not only did Winkles get the underage/DWI double whammy, he also managed to blow a .12 at 2:28pm in the afternoon. Looks like he took the whole “If-I-Die-In-Raleigh-At-Least-I-Will-Die-Free” thing a little too literally.

Winkles managed to avoid singing the Wake County Jail and Detention Center Blues but will face a day in court in March. An injury-prone full back with 10 career receptions, Winkles may also be kicked off the team. Basketball player Staats Battle (yes, someone named their child ‘Staats’) was booted from the Wolfpack for a DWI and is no longer enrolled in the school.

A lot has changed for Winkles in the past month. Playing an unglamorous position, Winkles received more prominence than he ever got on the field for his appearance on the basketball version of ESPN’s College Gameday. Along with former American Idol winner and teenage crappy pop country singer Scotty McCreery, Winlkes and a Wolfpack assistant coach played guitar and sang a cover of Johnny Cash’s classic “Folsom Prison Blues,” delighting the 83 pre-teen girls who waited in line to see McCreery perform.

The good news is that Winkles may have a lot more time to focus on his country music career, where binge day drinking is much more acceptable.

[via The Charlotte Observer]

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