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CHARGERS' JACKSON PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN DUI CASE

Responding to a pending driving under the influence charge, San Diego Chargers starting wide receiver Vincent Jackson has pleaded not guilty via a fax from his lawyer, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Under California law, Jackson didn’t have to appear in court for an arraignment as his legal representative sent in a not guilty fax to court officials.
Jackson was pulled over early in the morning January 6 for a traffic violation and had a blood-alcohol content level of 0.17, over twice the California legal limit of 0.08., according to an arrest report.
Meanwhile, Jackson was already on five years probation stemming from a DUI arrest and conviction in San Diego three years ago.
Under the terms of that sentence,  Jackson was ordered not to drive with a “measurable amount of alcohol or drugs” in his body.
If convicted again, Jackson could face discipline from the NFL under its personal-conduct policy and also possible scrutiny from the league’s substance-abuse program.

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7 Responses to “CHARGERS' JACKSON PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN DUI CASE”
  1. Mbehavin2 says: Feb 18, 2009 9:32 AM

    Florio – Wouldn’t he also face something for violating his previous DUI and the probation he got from that?
    Just another professional athlete that thinks the laws are not for them.

  2. Strick says: Feb 18, 2009 9:50 AM

    A coupla:
    1) Why would the NFL need for him to be convicted before punishing him? Goodell has said the opposite about other players. This should be his second strike and lead to a 4-game suspension.
    2) What kind of moron gets pulled over, blows a .17 and then pleads Not Guilty? “The alcohol in my blood wasn’t mine, your honor. I didn’t know it was there, honest!”

  3. kaygee08 says: Feb 18, 2009 9:52 AM

    I though it was a “misunderstanding”.

  4. Jmac0585 says: Feb 18, 2009 10:23 AM

    “Could face discipline”?
    Leonard Little laughs at this.

  5. litzsout619 says: Feb 18, 2009 10:27 AM

    Two DUI’S! I would’nt worry about the NFL violations, he could go to the pokey for a couple of weekends, love my bolts, but he deserves a 4 game suspension. Betty Ford is calling!

  6. Jmac0585 says: Feb 18, 2009 10:40 AM

    [QUOTE: Strick says:
    2) What kind of moron gets pulled over, blows a .17 and then pleads Not Guilty? “The alcohol in my blood wasn’t mine, your honor. I didn’t know it was there, honest!”]
    An idiot with enough money to get a lawyer good enough that can get the case thrown out. You and I on the other hand are making plea deals.

  7. redwards says: Feb 18, 2009 2:42 PM

    Jared Allen is not impressed.

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