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ag wrote at 2006-08-07 07:29:24
I actually know what became of him...I just returned from Cancun Mexico, and he is part owner of the Krystal Hotel chain.  My boyfriend and I sat with him for about 45 mins while getting a presentation of their "Vacation Club," (aka timeshare). Seems like he is down there living the good life, and still loves to talk about football!  

epoch wrote at 2006-11-20 18:59:55
According to Wikipedia, he was convicted of molesting the girl, divorced, and moved to Cancun.

stephensjoel wrote at 2006-12-22 05:45:29
Jose Rafael Septien (born December 12, 1953 in Mexico City) was an American football placekicker for the Dallas Cowboys from 1978 through 1986. He was the leading scorer for the Cowboys those nine years. He initially played for the Los Angeles Rams in 1977 after finishing college at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

A Dallas County, Texas grand jury indicted him January 22, 1987 on a charge of aggravated sexual abuse of a 10-year-old girl. Septien pleaded guilty April 9, 1987 to a charge of indecency with a child in an agreement with prosecutors that brought him a sentence of 10 years' deferred probation and a $2,000 fine. He left the Cowboys team immediately after the molestation conviction.

During the nine seasons Septien played with the Cowboys (1978-1986), he made 162 field goals in 226 attempts; he also scored 388 points after touchdown (PAT). During Super Bowl XIII, Septien made a 27 yard field goal in the third quarter and scored four PAT, but the Dallas Cowboys lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 35-31.

Septien was named to the Cowboys' 40th anniversary team in 2000. He currently lives in Cancun, Mexico where he is the vice president of timeshares at the Krystal Hotel.

He and his ex-wife, Linda Septien, had a son in the mid-1980s before their divorce.

brian wrote at 2007-06-20 17:59:53
He was released from the team the day after he plead guilty to indecent exposure with a minor. He lives and works in Cancun, Mexico as a timeshare manager.

someone who knows the truth wrote at 2008-02-12 16:34:24
Rafael Septien did not plead guilty.  He vehemently denied the charges. He was asked to give $40,000 in cash or a house and  a job to the hispanic couple or else they would accuse him of improper handling of their daughter.  He refused to pay the extortion fees and Lee Gabriel, the district attorney, agreed to take the case.  Her decision was based on the fact, as she told Linda Septien, his estranged wife at the time, that "this will put me on the map".  The Colony couple decided not to press charges and Ms. Gabriel refused to drop her hollywood case for fear of not being "discovered" as the best attorney general in Denton County.

boomer wrote at 2008-07-10 21:38:41
i livein cancun and have worked with septien. he's a slimeball. i hheard it was a teammates daughter was why it was so quick and hushhush at the time. i dont know the facts, just the man. but the post from "somewhoknowsthetruth" is either raphael or his boyfriend

JADA wrote at 2008-07-30 22:03:12
Just did a time share presentation at the Krystal in Cancun Mexico - our Marketing Representative (aka sales person) was Rafael Septien.  He said he has been working for the Krystal for many years.  He told many stories of his days with the Cowboys.  He was very nice, however the product he is selling is questionable according to many websites.  He lives in Cancun with his wife and family.

GODDESS43 wrote at 2008-10-14 23:57:43

patsfan wrote at 2009-03-27 03:49:19
Holy crap, I just sat through his presentation at the Krystal in Cancun and I am shocked. I did not buy anything because it was shady. He was willing to buy my legit timeshare for $13000 and then sell it back to me for $1 then I could sell it back to him for another $13000. This was just to show a loss for the records he said. Look out for him.

creefer wrote at 2009-06-17 14:43:07
As of 2008, He was living in Cancun, Mexico, working for NH Krystal as a timeshare salesman running a scam.  The internet is full of stories of NH Krystal lying to their customers and rippping them off.  See ripoffreport.com or squeekywheel.com

e942147 wrote at 2010-01-23 05:03:43
Rafael married Maria from Dallas, TX, and moved to Mexico, had two beatiful daughters, managed a resort / time share in Mexico.

Hendoo wrote at 2010-10-06 09:57:02
He bought the Krystal Resort in Cancun Mexico and sells RCI timeshares.  He just gave me the full court press when I was there.  

Roger Vital wrote at 2011-04-14 05:23:25
His son is desperately trying to achieve stardom under the wing of his ex-wife, Linda Septien, in Dallas. At 26-years-old, his son is on the verge of proving his mother a failure.  

Theresa Whites wrote at 2011-04-28 01:55:33
Yes that's right Mr. Vital....unfortunately Linda has only launched 40 huge artists and been featured in everything from Nightline to People Magazine....And 28 years old is the average age of most male rock stars in order to be taken seriously.

Scott Kimes wrote at 2012-06-03 03:43:48
Yeah in Dallas Mr. Septien isn't well spoke of.... But his ex wife Linda is like a 2nd mother to me, i am not one of her vocal students but i am very close to her and the rest of the family in Dallas.  and Mr. Vital before u go stickin your foot in your mouth you need to go see Remi's show and really see what he has going on..... Linda's son is on the verge of proving his mom as a very successful woman....... Big things are happening and coming together quickly for him and yeah he's been chasing this dream a long time, but look at the fact of EVERYONE that has "made it" these days..... it takes a long time.... Like ACDC said it, "it's a long way to the top if u wanna rock n roll" also in common sense, meaning- it's gonna take sometime but be persistent and don't give up.

Scott Kimes

Gospel truth wrote at 2013-12-31 23:46:31
Rafael Septien was confronted with his rape of the young girl, in front of teammates who were fathers themselves, and tipped his hand that he was guilty when he told the young woman confronting him that he would be at the house of the young family the next day to demand back the $10,000 in hush money that he had paid them and he called them by their last name. No one had mentioned the girls' surname because, prior to his admission, it wasn't known. It was a rumor that was spreading like wildfire because of an unknown girl's hospital admission with severe internal trauma and facts that had implicated Septien.

When a teammate pinned him to a wall in rage, instead of remorse, Septien bragged about it as though it was something he had done many times before. He boasted, also, that if the family pressed charges - his lawyer would bury them in legal red tape and ruin their lives. Septien even made death threat calls to the woman who had confronted him.

The day after his admission, RS played with a lovely shiner to his left eye and very sore ribs, but his days with the team were numbered. He denied charges to the papers knowing the team could not stop him from doing so, but they made sure he pled guilty, not innocent. He should have spent the remainder of his life in jail, not walking away with probation and a pitiful excuse of a fine on a reduced charge.

That being said, his ex-wife and son should not have to share in his guilt as they suffered collateral damage from his actions also. But, hopefully, they share in prayers for the girls life spent recovering from such brutal trauma and abuse.  

MoeSweet wrote at 2015-01-08 16:53:07
The answer is that if Gospel Truth's comments are founded they will provide resources to site where they received their information, and not vaguely.  All seems plausible but I'm sure you will cite an account for the fact that he passed 2 lie detector tests and tell the player's name that pinned RS to the wall. Without trustworthy references your statements could be considered defamation.

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