Jim Dent (author)
Harry James "Jim" Dent (born 1953) is an American author and sportswriter. He wrote The Junction Boys, a New York Times best-selling book about Bear Bryant's Junction Boys, Twelve Mighty Orphans: The Inspiring True Story of the Mighty Mites Who Ruled Texas Football, and The Kids Got It Right: How the Texas All-Stars Kicked Down Racial Walls. The Junction Boys was adopted as an ESPN movie with the same name in 2002. He covered the NFL's Dallas Cowboys as a sportswriter for 11 years. In 2003, Dent was sentenced to eight years in prison under a plea agreement with Brazos County prosecutors for violating his drunk driving probation. In 2015, Dent was sentenced to ten years in prison after jumping bail following his tenth conviction for drunk driving.
- Twelve Mighty Orphans: The Inspiring True Story of the Mighty Mites Who Ruled Texas Football, Google Books, retrieved 2008-04-10
- Southern Fried Sooner: The Buddy Leake Story - University of Oklahoma, retrieved 2008-04-10
- Dent sentenced under plea agreement, ESPN retrieved 2008-11-08
- "Football writer Jim Dent gets 10 years in prison for 10 DWIs". Retrieved 2015-04-16.
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