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Oakland DA won’t file DUI charges against Jacoby Ford


Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford was arrested in Oakland last month on suspicion of driving under the influence, but he won’t be facing any discipline from the league or the authorities as a result.

The Contra Costa Times reports that prosecutors in Oakland have chosen not to file charges against Ford after reviewing the reports of the incident submitted to them by the California Highway Patrol. They gave no specific reason for deciding not to file charges. A spokesman for the Raiders confirmed that the team was aware of that decision and that they take matters like this very seriously without offering any other comment.

Ford was spotted speeding while exiting the Bay Bridge on March 14 and the police report also cites excessively tinted windows as a reason why he was pulled over by police. Officers smelled alcohol in the car and on Ford’s breath and, again per the police report, his performance on field sobriety tests led officers to arrest him. Ford was booked and released within a few hours and the report makes no mention of his blood alcohol content.

Ford missed the entire 2012 season because of a foot injury.

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15 Responses to “Oakland DA won’t file DUI charges against Jacoby Ford”
  1. mazblast says: Apr 12, 2013 9:45 AM

    Can’t be a case of celebrity justice. It’s not as if this guy is anyone important or famous.

  2. jjackwagon says: Apr 12, 2013 9:48 AM

    Every time he gets sober he realizes he still belongs to the Raiders. That’s reason enough to stay drunk all the time.

  3. goraidersgospurs says: Apr 12, 2013 9:49 AM

    Damn now Ford days could be number with oakland, SMH!!!

  4. socalraider909 says: Apr 12, 2013 9:50 AM

    Come on Ford.. Next one on the chopping block?

  5. spellingcops says: Apr 12, 2013 9:58 AM

    They figured since he wasn’t loaded with crack it was an improvement for an arrest in Oakland.

  6. hummer53 says: Apr 12, 2013 10:03 AM

    What’s the saying? Laws are for the little people.

  7. 49faithful says: Apr 12, 2013 10:23 AM

    They found out he was on the Raiders and felt bad.

  8. thegonz13 says: Apr 12, 2013 10:32 AM

    The D.A. didn’t file charges, as he realized playing got the Raiders was punishment enough…

  9. therealraider says: Apr 12, 2013 11:52 AM

    I love how the law states failure to comply with a breathalyzer test and or blood test is the same as a failed test. Yet time after time lawyers prove its not.

  10. nomoreseasontix says: Apr 12, 2013 12:32 PM

    Why the tinted windows?
    I’m a Raider fan and I wouldn’t know who he was if I saw him drive by.

  11. radrntn says: Apr 12, 2013 1:43 PM

    can’t wait to see a speedy and healthy jacoby ford blowing by dumbolts chargers, and slicksters chiefs next season.

  12. jjerkoffwagon says: Apr 12, 2013 1:51 PM

    I am dreaming and so excited about jacoby ford that i cant help myself and lose all control my love for the silver and black

  13. rubicon202 says: Apr 12, 2013 1:54 PM

    I guess on all Raider blogs we’ll hear the same lame jokes from the same lame people…

  14. 808raiderinparadise says: Apr 12, 2013 4:46 PM

    I really like Jacoby back this year, I hope he wises up and taps into this talent/potential.

  15. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Apr 12, 2013 9:37 PM

    This just in, the Oakland police are getting new state of the art equipment and the funds came from an “anonymous donor”.

    “You can’t handle the truth!”

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