More than a year later, Vincent Jackson continues to duck DUI charge

As the San Diego Chargers prepared to face the Pittsburgh Steelers in the divisional round of the 2008 playoffs, receiver Vincent Jackson was arrested for DUI.

A year later, the case is still pending, as Brent Schrotenboer of the San Diego Union-Tribune recently pointed out.

And because Jackson has yet to plead guilty to or be convicted of the alleged crime, the league’s procedure for suspending Jackson has not yet initiated.  Which has allowed Jackson to avoid missing any time.

As a result, Jackson has played every game this season, and he has caught 68 passes for 1,167 yards and nine touchdowns.

The delay has arisen in part from the maneuverings of Jackson’s lawyer, who has obtained multiple continuances of the case.

Still, with Jackson heading for restricted free agency, Jackson’s interests would be better served to have this one behind him.  Moving forward, it’ll likely be a factor in the magnitude of any offers he receives, from the Chargers or any other teams.

17 responses to “More than a year later, Vincent Jackson continues to duck DUI charge

  1. Between Cromartie, Jackson, and Merriman you’d think the Chargers and the Bengals switched places.

  2. Why do journalists always dig this cr*p up before the biggest games of the year?
    These continuances were granted MONTHS ago, but journalists publish it now. I thought reporting was supposed to be timely, or does the timing aspect involve ratings only?
    Seems really sleazy to me.

  3. He’ll be the Super Bowl MVP after he and Philly scorch the Minnesotas Bretts secondary

  4. Ray Lewis didn’t kill that guy, he was just charged to make him talk…so of course he ratted out his boy that did kill that guy.

  5. boltschick says:
    January 17, 2010 3:19 PM
    Why do journalists always dig this crp up before the biggest games of the year?
    These continuances were granted MONTHS ago, but journalists publish it now. I thought reporting was supposed to be timely, or does the timing aspect involve ratings only?
    Seems really sleazy to me.
    let me ask you…. did you feel this way when the story came out before superbowl 42 that the patriots video taped the rams walkthru at sb 36 even though no tape was found? didnt think so.. when its the Patriots everyone piles on.. when its your own team its different

  6. Florio, it will always be known that you are a shyster lawyer first, and a football fan second, no matter how hard you try to portray yourself otherwise.

  7. ahhh florio, so close!
    but you messed up again, vincent didnt play in the last game against the redskins.

  8. # ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: January 17, 2010 3:23 PM
    He’ll be the Super Bowl MVP after he and Philly scorch the Minnesotas Bretts secondary
    ——————————————————-
    Philly?
    Dude what the hell are you talking about?
    You might be the stupidest person on this site.

  9. Remember …… When the economy was good…. Remember when the Bills lost 4 straight super bowls…..who cares about his DUI…. Remember when reporters actully reported on something that was worth while?

  10. I’d be ducking too! He hides in plain sight, good for him. Keep the law off your back Vincent. F the Police! Maybe Ed Hochuli will be his lawyer, i kinda think he owes them one too!

  11. Who cares about a DUI. It seems it happens on a daily basis. .08 is a joke. Nobody can go out and have a good time anymore.

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