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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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carlito, you just asked where's rex but you inculded him on the list of people who signed on today,you getting confused big venom mr,rex

dfan aka rexryan, another reason you mad that cuban and nj made peace.
Q.....do you like pananas ?

Ok now I am pissed someone has been posting as me for the last hour. I am mad

how can me and Dfan both be rexryansux? Jod, now you are just not making any sense. I am definitely not Dfan, that venom you got is awfully strong.

You see everyone. We could not have posted at exactly 4:21pm. I am so mad. Soneone has been using my name.

its easy to post at the same time


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REX....we got you bay with your 25 names down,ok CLYDE


Look at how you are trying to back out of this. Just stop it and act like a man, I mean take it like a man.

ha! I proved your logic is flawed Jod aka Rexryansux, aka stapog, aka Marielito, aka Barack Stalin, to many more to go on. Nice try, but you're going to have to come better than that!

Everybody: We are probably the only ones posting at this time. Me as Dfan, Carlito and real jod. It would be scary if all three of us were the same dude. All 3 of us writting to ourselves. Sounds like some sick sob like BTK if you ask me.


You should not have told jod how a person can post at the same time. Now he will know we are connected. Lookd at what you ahve done.


P.S...notice, how fast all these names came after me for speaking the truth,it made my day and i happy.

its five o'clock somewhere

I have proven my point. Now he will post using another name at a later time. Same attitude same piece of paranoid garbage. I will be off for now until later...out. You better be going too Carlito.

maddness this is SOUTH BEACH!!!!


I only have it as 4:41pm.

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Dfan, can you take with you these new names you graced us with today,

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he makes me GO WOW!!!

u following me bloggers..
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emo will have u saying wow every time.

Gayry im glad u went ahead with the purchase that rack is to die for.. It makes me want to go buy one ..I wish i had one..

and that makes me sad.

I just watched the video of Jimmy Buffet performing his song for the Dolphins and Landsharks. I gotta say, I usually like all things Dolphins, but this song was really bad. Really, really bad.

landsharks, wasnt that a skit on sat night live way back?

jaksin ,i left the shaker n your azzzzzzzzzz

Hey jak skins check out this video on sharking and its original origin. Lets just say its not about beer.

everyone thinks I am Rexryansux and can't give me credit for being my own Carlito.

and that makes me sad.

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no thanks

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I'm not rex ryan or makavelli, I did sign in as Marielito and Queztalcoahtl though, just to clear things up.

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gary 1/2 of the duo, couldnt seem to find it i bet its ugly though

Carlito, so you are an azzzzzzzz cause you accused jod to sign under these names ,you are rex raynsucks the biggest azzzzzzzof all time

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tickle my pickle now thats funny

No Bunglito, I was just playing with Jod aka whoever I don't care, he was just a mark today, very entertaining though and all in good fun. You know how that goes.

jaksin, Tickle my pickle but firs, take the shaker out of your azzzz

not today fella's im in to good a mood, not falling for your antics. nice try however. later maybe we can play.

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Carlito, if you were having fun playing, why you went as far saying that all these new names are not rexrayansuck ? why you choose to take his side ? big azzzzzzzzzzz aka rex

The Dolphins generally draft "good guys." Maybe we need a little rough and tumble in the organization for a change.

i wonder whatever happend to jet in love?

Players i wish were still in Miami Larry Izzo
Wes Welker....


The fake Ace is the one who insults you.

Jaksin, How are things going in the ohio valley?, ive got a new name for the stadium, how about "jump the shark" stadium, this guy would sell his mother for a price.


Stop talking like a retard.

be back after i watch the cavs b!#*h slap atlanta.

thanks guys, i found a jet fan in my azzzzzzzz


Ok seriously check this out this guy has awsome hands and would be a great asset as a miami reciever if only we could get him to camp somehow and this also shows the origin for Land Sharking if u have a strong firewall u prob cant see this but anyway give it a check i promise youll enjoy it.

Jet in love,

He died in an accidental drowning last night...

menace, other than the rain just fine thanks for asking. and you? also then if there is a fake ace i apologize to the real one.

ill be out guys be bak later...

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cuban, oh yea i had a bad feeling about the sale of this team right out the gate.

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all my homies dead and gone
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