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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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no doubt on the rex ryan sucks.

Jersey, I wasn't referring to you in my post. There were some other people chiming in and I stopped reading all of the posts before the one where you stated you were independant. I also recently left my party and re-registered as an independant. Nothing would make me more happy than to see the rest of the country do the same. Enough is enough and it's getting embarrassing to watch these politicians act like 10 year olds in a school yard. Dolphins4life,,,,,,EXACTLY.



Ok kids the menace will be taking questions for the next hour, so shoot a "Q" at the menace.

Jersey fan said, "If you want to believe your precious Bubba clinton is not responsible for 9/11". NJ , THE TALIBAN AND PARTICULARLY OSAMA BIN LADEN WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR 9/11. If you truly are an independant and love our country you shouldn't be looking to blame one of our leaders for a horrific attack that was perpetrated on the citizens of the U.S. Same goes for anyone who wants to blame Bush. That's like blaming a rape victims parents for the crime because they were supposed to protect their daughter. Maybe if more Americans would place the blame where it belongs we might have caught this mass murderer by now.

NYScott, can you talk tickle my azzzz talk

Nyscott. I agree with you about who to blame up to a certain point. Sure it's these wacked out extremists/ terrorists. No doubt about. But the Clinton admin. stance on being weak on terror contributed. Also clinton had 2 legitimate shots at this mass murderer ( bin laden ) and turned it down. He treated this like a legal matter ( no indictment on bin laden) instead of a war on terror. Ok enough of this !

one more point. MENACE you are one sick puppy ! LMAO !


jersey, what happened ? you love the cuban again ?

Last Time i was at j.r.s it took 3 sherpas, 4 yaks, and 10 oxigen tanks to get to my seat.

NJPHINFAN no more politcs please. Notice the word please. You know or else JOD will come back to get you. Or Dfan

NO! NO! NO ! Not jod. I have to warn NJ.

What does jod stand for? Maybe Jerkoff On Demand

cuban assassin, you look like an asssssssssssszzzzzzz to me

Bunglito I got no beef with you. What's up?

cuban assassin, loves men,he's an azzzzzzzzzzzz

I hope Miami finally breaks the streak of players who are addressed by their first two initials who turn out to SUCK!!! Don't believe me, how about JJ Johnson, AJ Feeley, JB Brown...anyone else wanna' add a name to that short list...

Assassin, who's this tickle my azzzzzzzz guy ? You take him calling you an azzzzzzz an saying you like Men ? what a azzzzzzzzzz

quit being a schizo!

Next Mando is going to write about how JD likes to put ketchup all over his scrambled eggs.

bungilto likes his ....... to be tossed .

I wonder if the Dolphins would bear any legal responsibility in the event Mr Quinn should have a relapse and kill or injure someone on the road here in Florida?

I drink and drive, I don't care if some mothers get madddd about it,lol, it's none of there business. And I don't wear a seat belt, gay Charlie Christ can stick it. And I've done it for 35 years with no tickets, or accident's.

Tickle me emo
tickle me 6bucks7games
are you following me
i have to go buy some salad
for the cuban assassin

A very wise man once said"The best indicator of future behaviour is past behaviour"Does that tickle?

6bucks, it does tickle my nose, my turn to tickle your az

C'mon Mando - Everyone deserves a fourth or fifth chance!

I hope Mr Quinn has learned that drinking and driving will eventually lead him to somewhere he doesnt want to be and he turns out to be a smart addition to our team.And Gary you aint gettin nowhere near my Arizona.

C'mon 6-it's about trust, you can get near my arizona ,you follow me bloggers.

Troi, she could always read my mind and hit that special sweet spot!

The good doctor kept telling my the tip was dirty, go figure.


are you following bloggers

Engage back

The four posters are losers!!!!!

Great, a drunken thug with a rap sheet. Maybe he can open holes for Cecil the Diesel...

Dfan, happy mother's day

I wonder if he was drinking Landshark????

So much for quality people to put on your team. Just listen to the guy in his phone interview. Sounds real smug. He has punk written all over him. Remember people if you can play someone will pay.....

conservatives have been on the WRONG side of every major issue this country has faced. conservatives were against fighting the king of england, against freeing the slaves, against labor laws, against fighting the nazis, against giving women the right to vote, against gay rights, and against civil rights. so, stick it up your a.s.s. nj fin fan and all you other raving right-wing lunatics. this is a football blog. pleasure yourselves with your fascist fantasies while you watch fox. free thinking and freedom loving, (for all!), americans need not be reminded on how tenuous your grasps of history and reality actually are.. go dolphins!

In trifecta i trust! Guys we got the best in the business running our team....RELAX! In the name of the trifecta.....good signing guys!

No puppies were killed or injured in the commision of these DUIs. Nuff said.

I loved the video (well, audio) clip, especially when the scholar-athlete told the radio interviewer to "get a job." When you're used to getting paid thousands to do nothing, that interviewer's job must seem like a terrible deal...

most of you are stupid and don't understand nfl talent look at league alot of sub division players are stars. To question parcel is ignorant! Montana is a football factory with o line men making the grade. Quinn is bigger than proctor who starts for the cowboys. The last 8 years montana has had 8 linemen play in the nfl. One kicker and defensive end falcons love and two defensive backs tuff who played dolphins last year and colt anderson. Jarred allen came from the same conference so did jackson for chargers. Call poly wide receiver not drafted taken bye the giants is going to be the nfl steal he is a big time talent listen to mel keiper talk about him. So quit bashing on the Montana and the small schools out west they are producing good quality starters quinn is no different.

Montana's been churning out NFL players pretty consistently... Scott Gregg (starting O-Line for years in the league - 49ers and Giants) was out of Montana as well. Since they're DIV 1AA, the players they have aren't the fastest, often aren't the biggest, and just aren't cookie cutter perfect... but they just plain COMPETE... and that's the kind of players the Dolphins need to be successfull... Want to know why the PAC 10, the WAC, Mountain West and etc. won't schedule Montana anymore? Cause there's a darn good chance they're going to get embarrassed.... that's why.

Back off this kid and give him a shot!! Think about some of the crap we pulled when we were 19 or 20 years of age, unless you were sheltered by your mothers.

ROFLOL! This thread was HILARIOUS! I'm pretty sure that post by "Nathaniel Dodsworth" was just a off the cuff joke; it's basically a Colberttesque non sequitur at best. But you folks to it REALLY SERIOUS.

Too funny...

Either way, remember...this is a football blog. Nothing good happens when you bring up politics. There are plenty of boards for that if you have jonz.

i love the tuna but this is a strange signing he always said he wants good character guys
not characters

dollar bill leave this guy for somebody else to rehabilatate

but then again caox had a bad reutation and bill got the best out of hin

so lets give the kid a shot tied to a vary short leash

WOW, all of you political IDIOTS!!!! First over the past 20 years WE have LOST liberty under every administration!!! And speaking as a TRUE conservative " the government does not have the right to take money from one individual and re disperse it, or spend it foolishly, without my consent. Remember the Revolutionary War, fought because, this is only one reason, but, the English Crown bailed out The East Indies Company, for varies reasons were in financial need, and imposed a Tea Tax on the American Colonies to pay for it, SOUNDS FAMILIAR!!! It's called redistribution of WEALTH!!! Sorry not an English Major, History Prof. Wordy right, long sentences, BLA, BLA, BLA, BLA, BLA!!!! Has anyone read Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto, SCARY, Obama HAS!!!!

Good God.....I can't even escape idiot "conservatives" on a sports blog? Don't you morons have a tea party to go to?

Take no prisioners and not repentant? We need to hook this guy up with Serena?

When to high school and a horrible date with this idiot. Last time I talked to him, he was trying to sell me a fake ID with a machine he and his buddy stole from the DPS. CLASSY.

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