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49er Demarcus Dobbs arrested after single-car accident


You can fill in one inactive for the 49ers’ game against the Rams right now.

Defensive tackle/tight end Demarcus Dobbs will not travel with the team to St. Louis after he was arrested early Friday following a single-car accident. Matt Maiocco of reports that Dobbs has been charged with a pair of misdemeanors for the accident, which occured around 3:45 a.m. in Santa Clara.

“He was involved in a crash and we suspect he was under the influence of alcohol,” California Highway Patrol Officer D.J. Sarabia said. “He was not injured and he was also arrested for possession of marijuana.”

Dobbs has been a key part of the teams’ special teams units in all 11 games this season. He turned 26 on Friday, which may explain the late night. The 49ers released a statement on Friday about their response to the arrest.

“The 49ers are aware of the recent matter involving Demarcus Dobbs. We are gathering the relevant facts as it pertains to this situation,” the statement reads. “We have been in contact with both Demarcus and the League office. He will not be making the trip to St. Louis, and we will reserve further comment at this time.”

The 49ers promoted linebacker Michael Wilhoite from the practice squad. Per Maiocco, he should be active and playing on special teams Sunday.

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23 Responses to “49er Demarcus Dobbs arrested after single-car accident”
  1. jnovi86 says: Nov 30, 2012 6:00 PM

    There is no excuse for nfl players to get dui’s. they have the money and resources to get safe rides so there’s no excuse.

  2. peoplesrepublic0fdabayarea says: Nov 30, 2012 6:04 PM

    I blame Kaeprnick’s tattoos…

  3. timj997 says: Nov 30, 2012 6:16 PM

    Dobbs was just sharing a pint of misery with Alex Smith before calling it a day.

  4. supremekingz says: Nov 30, 2012 6:18 PM

    Dang! Come on 49ers. Don’t fall apart now

  5. allseeingone says: Nov 30, 2012 6:31 PM

    Jim Harbaugh said DD is still the starter.

  6. joe400e says: Nov 30, 2012 6:34 PM

    Damn Dobbs, you have to be smarter than this!

  7. pfbtyap says: Nov 30, 2012 6:36 PM

    Reset that arrest counter!

  8. discosucs2005 says: Nov 30, 2012 6:55 PM

    Dobbs has been solid on special teams, but the 49ers have had a pretty constant supply of good special teamers for awhile now so this guy better not push his luck.

  9. gades22 says: Nov 30, 2012 6:57 PM

    I would hardly call a second-string DT/third-string TE getting arrested for being stupid “falling apart”.

  10. willbow5253 says: Nov 30, 2012 7:14 PM

    What is up with this D-line getting in trouble! Ray McDonald, Aldon, and now Dobbs. Justin needs to lay the smack down on these dudes. Hulk…smash!

  11. hawkforlife says: Nov 30, 2012 7:17 PM

    Oh good another player fine story coming soon. Got to keep those $ coming.

  12. kingcrusher says: Nov 30, 2012 7:40 PM

    Well, if he’d just been in Colorado, he could have gotten away with the pot charges… See, Bronco players get all the breaks! 😛

  13. abninf says: Nov 30, 2012 9:06 PM

    Smoking dope in the middle of the season? Did the union make the league agree to not test for it?

  14. msclemons67 says: Nov 30, 2012 9:13 PM

    Trade the bum to the Lions.

    I always hear pot isn’t addictive but these guys chasing million dollar careers can’t seem to put down the bong.

  15. lionsdraftguy says: Nov 30, 2012 10:14 PM

    49ers = losers

  16. theysone says: Nov 30, 2012 11:41 PM

    Cut ’em.

  17. richiesaurus310 says: Dec 1, 2012 1:54 AM

    Smh, what a dummy. Probably cost himself a really expensive ring he woulda gotten if he were still on this team a couple months from now.

  18. dirtydrew says: Dec 1, 2012 2:15 AM

    You can’t cut him, he knows where to get the weed. But it’s too bad. The DUI means he was risking his life needlessly. I don’t care about the pot. Bit DD is a talented young player. Get it together man!

  19. oaktown49er says: Dec 1, 2012 5:39 AM

    Lions fans rejoice, “See we told you Harbaugh was the problem, haha.” Get over it, the 49ers beat the Lions twice, your coach has emotional control issues. I think this has been proven.

  20. bucfandango says: Dec 1, 2012 9:09 AM

    Good thing he wasn’t using Adderall.

    The 49’rs won’t even notice he’s gone. Nobody wants to play this team.

  21. bucfandango says: Dec 1, 2012 9:11 AM

    Raheem Morris just posted his bail, in exchange for a bale.

  22. rockthejungle14 says: Dec 1, 2012 9:24 AM

    There is no excuse for nfl players to get dui’s. they have the money and resources to get safe rides so there’s no excuse.

    jnovi86 there is no excuse for anybody to get a DUI, not just NFL players. The sad reality is when you drink, and drink a little too much, your thought process isn’t exactly stellar. Perhaps when you’re sober you can make the decision that if I drink x amount I need to get a ride home. Sadly, this isn’t the case after you’ve had a little too much to drink. But yes, I agree, with the resources players have available to them they should automatically have a ride set up just in case things get a little out of hand when they go out to celebrate.

  23. jnova80 says: Dec 2, 2012 1:38 AM

    lionsdraftguy says:
    Nov 30, 2012 10:14 PM
    49ers = losers

    WOAH! Slow down there, 3-7.

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