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Fins sign O-lineman with a history [Updated]

The Dolphins have signed interior offensive lineman JD Quinn and will announce the addition early next week.

Quinn is, um, interesting for a handful of reasons:

He was at the team's rookie minicamp last weekend on a tryout basis after going undrafted out of Montana. He impressed coaches and general manager Jeff Ireland enough that they tried to get to know him and his personality more so they could feel comfortable with him on the team.

And the Dolphins needed to feel comfortable with Quinn because of  his past.

Quinn was arrested in May of 2008 for a DUI violation and was temporarily suspended from the Montana football team. It was Quinn's second DUI arrest in less than a year because he was similarly arrested in July 2007 in Missoula.

The arrests were settled in court when Quinn pleaded guilty to per se drunken driving, wherein a defendant admits to driving with a blood alcohol level greater than the Montana legal limit of .08 but does not admit to driving while intoxicated. The May 2008 arrest was settled when Quinn pleaded guilty to a mudflap violation -- the reason he was stopped in the first place -- and the drunk driving charge was dropped. The court then sentenced Quinn to 10 days in jail, with all the time suspended, and ordered him to complete an alcohol dependency program.

But, believe it or not, that's not really Quinn's claim to fame, or infamy if that's how you look at things. Quinn, Oklahoma Sooners fans might recall, was dismissed from that team in August of 2006 and lost a year of eligibility for his connection in a car dealership scandal that included starting quarterback Rhett Bomar, who also was tossed from the team and transferred to Sam Houston State.

Quinn accepted $8,137 from the Norman, OK., Chevy dealership but never did any work there. That's an NCAA violation related to undue benefits and the governing body came down hard on the Sooners, forcing the the school to vacate eight victories, give up two scholarships, and also extending a previous probationary period.

Quinn became something of a villian among Oklahoma fans when he showed little regard for his old school in the taped phone conversation below.

Quinn, 6-4 and 300 pounds, will work at guard and center for the Dolphins.

[Update: Beat writer Jeff Darlington sends me this link that shows Quinn was also arrested for DUI in 2005. Quinn was 19-years-old at the time of this first arrest (assuming there weren't others earlier). The legal drinking age in Oklahoma at the time was 21 years old. So do the math, that's three DUI arrests for Quinn the last four years.] 

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this is a good news, at least he didn't kill any one

When i finished reading the post i felt like i just watched the hard copy tv show

How good was he on the field? does anyone know?

lol if you Google this guy you get nothing but bad press....

the post should say, the fins signs O-Lineman with interesting Criminal history.LOL...welcome to the land shark

Here's my problem with JD Quinn: as a devotee of MSLSD (MSNBC), he always gives the benefit of the doubt to maniacal, left wing loons, but never gives the benefit of the doubt to sensible, freedom loving, constitutionalist conservatives.

It's a well established fact that offensive lineman who seek to "transform" this country fail miserably in the NFL.

Maybe BP wants to use him as an example to the others on how not to do things lol =)

he would be a good body guard for tuna.

Interesting signing??? Until proven otherwise, trust in the Tuna!!

Kicked our butts again, darnit!

You fans would have called for my head if I had signed this guy. Geez.

He should fit right in with the Margaritaville philosophy. A little salt please!

Do the Dolphins hold a special scout to Montana U ?
Both Lex Hilliard and Dan Carpentar are from this I-AA college, and now we got this dude.

WE WILL WIN THE SUPER BOWL WITH THE NEW O-LINMAN QUINN AND LET US ALL SAY THAT NO ONE IN THIS WORLD IS PERFECT.HE DIDN'T KILL ANY ONE LIKE OJ AND I HOPE HE WILL START EATING ONL OMEGA 3 FOOD ONLY AND DRINK ONLY WATER AND EARL GRAY TEA ,GOD BLESS QUINN AND PAT WHITE THE FUTURE OF THE FINS.

DOES LAND SHARK MORE LIKE A NAME FOR A JAIL OR THAT JUST ME

interesting history. I think you meant "checkered past" Armando.

Terrible. Horrible. Is Parcells on vacation?

Freedom loving constitutionalist conservatives?

I guess you haven't heard of the 4th Amendment? You know, that we're entitled to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures? How about the fact that your "constitutionalist conservatives" have eviscerated the 4th amendment of our CONSTITUTION by appointing activist judges with an agenda?

Ever heard of Antonin Scalia? Probably not, because you probably don't follow the important issues that affect this country. You're too busy organizing "movements" and "tea parties" to protect your precious assault weapons, which you're convinced are protected by the Constitution (by the way, one of these days you should read the 2nd amendment. It doesn't give individuals the right to bear arms. No, really. It's right there. It gives gun rights to a "WELL-REGULATED MILITIA." And I can assure you that all the idiots with semi-automatic assault weapons are most certainly not a well-regulated militia.)

Constitutionalist conservatives. What a moron.

I used to be a Republican. Until idiots like this started to represent the party.

Now I'm just a God-loving American who hopes that morons like this stay home on Election Day.

Also: Champ, learn to speak English. Or Spanish. Just learn to communicate. And try turning off caps-lock.

he signed for 25 dollars per game plus food and candy

Let's see if I have this right: The Dolphins aren't interested in Terrell Owens because he talks too much, but they sign a guy who basically admitted to two DUI offenses?

They don't want the Pro Bowl receiver but they're interested in the butt-munch from the University of Montana whose only proven he knows how to cheat the system by taking money under the table?

Season tickets? No thanks, I'll watch on TV for free.

Armando, you were too kind to this player. He just joined the team and I hate him already. Bad news.

Dear Mr. Armando Salguero

Quinn accepted $8,137 from the Norman, OK., Chevy dealership but never did any work there.

I blame this on the prior staff and there recruiting scouts. They should have seen that he was a bad car salesman and never should been offered a guarenteed contract in the first place.

So instead of a first string car salesman they thought they signed,all they got was a operational costs against the cap and no production to show for it.

That will not happen with this staff.

I believe by the end of training camp South Florida will have a new starting car salesman

Soiled :)

CHAMP IA=-43,

FIRST, YOU WERE TALKING TO NATHANIEL TO SHOW HIM THE WAY AND YOU WERE FINE UNTIL YOU GOT MY NAME IN THERE TO ASK ME TO LEARN ENGLISH OR SPANISH . FEW POINTS
1- I REFUSE TO LEARN OR SPEAK ANY THING BUT ENGLISH
2-YOU LEFT WHAT EVER PARTY BUT YOU STILL NEED TO LEARN HOW TO WIN THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ARGUMENT WITHOUT MAKING ME LESS OF YOU .
3-IN BLOGS TODAY ANY ONE CAN HAVE FEW LINES AND KEEP REPEATING THE LIKE HE WENT TO HARVARD BUT IN REAL LIFE HE MAY CAMPING IN BASEMENT SOME WHERE WITH GOOGLE ON HIS SIDE AS A HELPER
4-DID I SAY , GO FINS OMEGA 3
5-I WILL KEEP TYPING THIS WAY UNTIL I FEEL I NEED A CHANGE

Most of us have done stupid things in the past. He was a heck of a player at UM, and if he can grow up and get his act together this is a good signing. People need to remember, in Missoula Montana you either buck bales of hey, hunt and fish, or drink - actually most do all three at the same time!! The guy is a 21 year old kid who has maturing to do, but if he can play bring him on!

To Champ IQ=43

Are you always this stupid or are you making a special effort today ?...

you come across as a bitter liberal moron, this is a sports blog, why don't you go crawl back to your miserable existence and get a life !

soiled, you are back, long time no hear or see.please talk about the importance of criminal record for D-Lineman or O-Lineman and the effect on them in games.

Nice interview. What a douche.

I bet this O-Lineman is a better person than most of the Bunglito on this blog.

Nj phin fan

You are wrong.

Osama Bin Laden was created by the Reagan/ Bush administration.

The first contact with Bin Laden was in 1979, when the new graduate from the Univ. of Jedah got in touch with the U.S. embassy in Ankara, Turkey. With the help of the CIA and the U.S. Armed Forces intelligence services he began to organize in the early 1980s and network to raise money and to recruit fighters for the Afghan mujahidins that were fighting the Soviets. He did this from the city of Peshawar in Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan.

"In all, the United States funneled more than $ 2 billion in guns and money to the mujaheddin during the 1980s, according to U.S. officials. It was the largest covert action program since World War II."
By: Steve Coll, Washington Post

Today that money and weapons has helped build up the Taliban and Bin Ladens' evil crusade.
So lets get the facts straight and what was it you said wake up and spell the coffee. LOL

On a side note it was the at the end of the Carter admin that sought to aid Afghan rebels against the harrasment of the Soviet's. But it was the Reagan admin that created, trained, and financed Bin Laden and the Taliban.
FYI

Montana has a good football program...arguably the best in I-AA.

Tuff Harris, a safety, played (mostly practice squad) for the Fish in 2007. He's with the Titans now.

Atlanta drafted a defensive end from Montana last year in the 2nd round who played a fair bit last year at LB.


Smart, tough, disciplined? hmmmm......That's starting to sound more like a meaningless business slogan than something to which that actually adhere.

Maybe they're trying to throw off their opponents through the media. Perhaps they're actually looking for dumb, undisciplined pansies.

LandShark

Love that quote on of my favs too.

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

Ben Franklin

Which is one reason among others that I refused to be search when I go to the stadium. Or anywhere else for that matter.

I would rather die standing than to live on my knees.

Emiliano Zapata

yeeeeeeees, cw is in da house

The only conservatism that is good is ecological.

Dolphins4Life

I once read some where that...
Conservatism is incompatible with democracy, prosperity, and civilization in general. Serving only the conservative aristocracy of society. The rich get richeer and the poor get poorer...the "trickle down effect"

LMAO @ dolphin4life. First at the little sidenote about jimmy carter like it was nothing. Second , i know all about the history of bin laden Thank you. My point was bill clinton did nothing to instigate/provoke or retaliate ( except for a meaningless bombing of an aspirin factory LOL ! ) after all the bombings of all things U.S and they still attacked us on 9/11. and i didn't even mention the times clinton had a chance to wipe bin laden out and refused , but yet we still got attacked. so spare me with the garbage of who greated who ( at the time the us were fighting the cold war against america's # 1 enemy ) and read what i was really talking about. STOP DRINKING THE KOOL-AID! and Wake up !

washington post not a left wing liberal paper right . LOL .

Yeah but does he like dogs?

Wake up NJPHINFAN

If you do know the history of who created Bin Laden then you would realize that, against many of his advisors, who told Reagan that this guy would come back to kill US citizens,t Reagan continued to fund Bin Laden. You would also know that Carter admin, as bad as they where, never funded or helped Bin Laden and the taliban.

Get it straight and wake up. Stop putting yourself in a precarious positition.

If you want to blame someone then blame Reagan/Bush otherwise get over it and move on.

Move on...

NJPHINFAN
Kool aid real good point, way to debate your opinion, very smart.

Hey listen I gotta go but to all Dolphin Fans
have a great weekend and God Bless you and God Bless the great Miami Dolphins.

WAKE UP ! Dolphin4life. You're obviously a left wing loon liberal. I' m a independent who woke up on 9/11 which happened less than a mile from my house. If your liberal democratic views mean being soft on terror and embracing european socialism than i feel sorry for you and the rest of us. Maybe your right about the kool-aid. How about put the pipe down !

I blame one guy. BILL CLINTON. And i'm afraid of the looks of things it might be 2 . Barack hussien Obama. For the sake of all of us i pray nothing happens.

Well, for those who wanted Quinn, got youselves a Quinn on the Dolphins.

When the he** did this become a political blog Armando?

Debate This , counsler Troi or dr. Crusher ?

nathaniel and nj phin fan, stop the talk about politics, follow the menace advice.
CUBAN, who's the one who turns you on in a heart beat and please no old ladies .

MY BEST guy on this blog is the cuban menace, he lives and let live.
never insult any one
talk to any who talk him with respect
never talk politics
he loves women not men
he has always loved the fins even before he became a fan

P.S....no one should take what i said against him cause i am a pat fan

Nj Phin Fan and Nathaniel Dodsworth like to spout cliches about freedom and ridicule people as "left wing loons", they like to glorify conservatism, but would actually prefer tyrants and dictators.

7, Iam going to have to go with selma hiyak or penolope cruz, there hot, but also like any of the fin cheer leaders..

Nj Phin Fan,

Are you conservative when you are plunging a clogged toilet? I think not, this is you in your purest form, follow your intuition and natural ability and one day you shall find what it is you seek. May the backed up sewer pipes lead to your enlightenment.

good luck and god bless

Dear Miami Dolphins senior Political analysts

You my dear Sirs have opened my eyes.

I had no idea whats so ever that people like Bush, Clinton, Chainey, and Bin Laden were so intertwinded in Miami Dolphin Football.

Does the NFL know of these associations ?

Do these Associations help or hinder the Phins ?

Anyhoo you gentlemen have made me a wiser man today.

Soiled :)

So what's two, um, three, three DUI arrests got anything to do with football?

Oh Yeah i almost forgot, tom bradys hot @ss wife, thanks gopats

CUBAN ,these two words,selma hiyak shook the ground under me and made me forget the crap i red today from nj fan and nathaniel .
p.s ...when i see selma hiyk, i feel great i am a man.

What do you think about dolphin stadium being called land shark stadium?

What do you think about dolphin stadium being called land shark stadium?

CHAMP IQ = -43,

You are dead on, brother keep the faith

Cuban,

Do you remember the scene in Desperado when Selma Hayek gets down in her birthday suit... ay!

Side Note: Anyone seen the movie "El Mariachi"? It was the Mexican flick that Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico were based off of.

NJ PHIN FAN,

Why don't you shut up with your politics. AZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ wipe. Joe the plumber freak!!!!!!

CUBAN, , do you think as long as the football player didn't kill any one ,he should be allowed to play like Quinn ? what the most three things in a women to win you over like selma ?

They should have renamed the stadium "Pat White Stadium", No, "Pat White Thunderdome." In honor of the Dolphins new Qb that strikes fear in the hearts of Pats and Jets fans across the world.

some creep just posted with my name to praise CHAMP IQ=-43 WHO I NEVER HEARD OF , but i hope he's not a kille

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