Fullback arrested on traffic warrants

Updated: February 3, 2010, 2:52 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

Dallas Cowboys starting fullback Deon Anderson was arrested in the early hours Tuesday morning on traffic warrants discovered by Addison, Texas, police, who were called to a disturbance between Anderson and restaurant staff.

According to a statement from the Addison police department, two weapons were confiscated at the scene and Anderson's car was impounded for further investigation. No charges have been filed at this time in relation to the weapons.

Addison police said they are still investigating. Cowboys officials said they are aware of the incident and are looking into it.

Anderson said he was trying to start his car when he exchanged words with a valet attendant and a security guard at the BlackFinn restaurant in Addison. Anderson said he didn't use any profanity during the incident and declined further comment.

Andersons' brother, Devon, was also arrested on charges of public intoxication.

NFL spokesperson Greg Aiello said the league is looking into the incident.

Deon Anderson was transferred to an Irving jail at 5:21 a.m. local time and posted bond at 7:20 a.m. The traffic warrants had been issued by the city of Irving.

Anderson, 27, just finished his third season with the Cowboys. He started 10 regular-season games and had no carries. He finished with 12 tackles on special teams.

Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.