Dallas Cowboys stadium could lose liquor license over exec's arrest

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys could be fined and the liquor-sales permit for the new stadium could be suspended if state investigators determine that the stadium's general manager drank too much on opening night, officials said Friday.

The general manager, Jack Hill, 53, was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

His vehicle was involved in a minor collision on Randol Mill Road right outside the new Cowboys Stadium, hours after its inaugural event. No one was injured. Hill failed a field sobriety test and was arrested, police said.

Now the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is investigating whether Hill consumed too much alcohol at the stadium.

"If an employee is intoxicated on a licensed premises, we can cancel or suspend the permit for that violation," said Capt. Charlie Cloud of the commission’s Dallas office.

The agency is also working to determine whether Hill is employed by the permit holder or by a related company, which may have a bearing on the penalty, he said.

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