Oakland Raiders WR Jacoby Ford Will Not Face DUI Charges

Oakland Raiders WR Jacoby Ford Will Not Face DUI Charges

jacoby fordJacoby Ford, a wide-receiver with Oakland Raiders, was arrested for DUI on March 14, 2013 but will not be facing DUI charges after all. According to the Contra Costa Times, Oakland authorities have said they will not be pressing charges against the NFL player after reviewing the reports submitted by the California Highway Patrol. Prosecutors didn’t give any specific reason regarding the dropped charges and a spokesman for the Raiders said that “The Raiders organization is aware of the situation involving Jacoby Ford and takes matters such as this very seriously“.

Ford was pulled over for speeding and excessively tinted windows, however, upon questioning him, the officer noticed several symptoms of alcohol intoxication. Ford was given multiple field sobriety tests, all of which he failed. Since Ford will not be prosecuted for DUI, it is likely that he also won’t be facing any disciplinary action by the NFL, which has suspended players in the past for incidents occurring off the field. Multiple players have been charged with DUI offenses within the last year including Jay Ratliff and Josh Brent among others. Jacoby Ford is expected to play in the upcoming season despite missing all of the 2012 season with a foot injury.

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