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Darrius Heyward-Bey pleads no contest to DUI charges

Darrius Heyward-Bey AP

Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey pleaded no contest Monday to a misdemeanor drunk driving charge, according to the Contra Costa Times.

The plea was in exchange for three years’ probation, three months of DUI classes and fines and court costs.

Heyward-Bey was arrested in April, and blood alcohol tests registered 0.12 and 0.13, well above the legal limit of 0.08.

The 25-year-old wideout was coming off his best season, leading the Raiders with 64 catches for 965 yards. And while his attorney said he had “serious issues” with the case, the decision was made not to take it to trial.

Attorney Ivan Golde said Heyward-Bey wanted to “put this behind him,” saying a trial “would be an undue hardship,” on his client.

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16 Responses to “Darrius Heyward-Bey pleads no contest to DUI charges”
  1. 808raiderinparadise says: Jul 23, 2012 8:28 PM

    1st time run-in with law. Goodell may let it slide, but no more than 1 game suspension, if any. My guess from previous 1st time offenders.

  2. benmci says: Jul 23, 2012 8:30 PM

    I love the Raiders but come on DHB…..you don’t play for Lions

  3. raiderapologist says: Jul 23, 2012 8:54 PM

    And while his attorney said he had “serious issues” with the case, the decision was made not to take it to trial.
    ——
    The “serious issues” must be related to his guilt.

  4. neraider says: Jul 23, 2012 8:57 PM

    Take a Cab!!

  5. drewzducks says: Jul 23, 2012 9:37 PM

    Just drive drunk baby !

  6. whodeyinpa says: Jul 23, 2012 9:41 PM

    Was hoping the charges would get dropped since that’s usually what happens to everything that comes DHB’s way

  7. humb0lt says: Jul 23, 2012 9:41 PM

    DUIHB and Rolando McClain. Back to back top 10 draft picks in trouble with the law. Making Raider Nation proud.

  8. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Jul 23, 2012 9:46 PM

    Another ‘no contest’…ugh. What a joke this term has become to the judicial system. Whatever happened to guilty or not? Help me out with this Florio.

  9. mjkelly77 says: Jul 23, 2012 9:48 PM

    benmci says:Jul 23, 2012 8:30 PM

    I love the Raiders but come on DHB…..you don’t play for Lions
    ___________________

    You’re right. The Lions only register at .10, one drink over the legal .08. Heyward-Bey was flat-out drunk at 0.13 and a dangerous menace to all around him. Typical Raider.

  10. Soulman45 says: Jul 23, 2012 10:00 PM

    THE GREAT DETROIT LIONS
    Seem to be leading the NFL in going to jail they made a start today but need to do more.
    A gun with the way thing went down in Colorado he had to go and with a lazier on it what did he have on his mind it good to see him go someone else trouble now.

  11. radrntn says: Jul 23, 2012 10:18 PM

    lets face it , the only verdict he is concerned with is the one with commisioner.

  12. noeffinway says: Jul 23, 2012 10:43 PM

    I go to NFL games and I drink a pile of beer. However, I keep my mouth shut and take a taxi back to the motel. Much better than riding in a cop car to stay at the jail. I think I get it!

  13. invaiduh says: Jul 23, 2012 10:52 PM

    I miss the days when Al made this stuff go away…
    Anyone remember Grudens dui?

    me either.

  14. granadafan says: Jul 24, 2012 12:10 AM

    Hmmm, so what happened to his lawyer who insisted he was innocent?

  15. cortizzle510 says: Jul 24, 2012 1:24 AM

    Raiders should have traded his ass away instead of Louis Murphy.

  16. commonsensedude says: Jul 24, 2012 2:01 AM

    With so many DUIs going around the league this offseason, I think it’s time to start letting businesses bid for the title of “The Official Bail Bondsman of the NFL.”

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