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Heyward-Bey arrested, charged with drunken driving

By Steve Corkran
Thursday, May 10th, 2012 at 1:14 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Raiders starting wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was charged with drunken driving by the San Francisco’s district attorney office as a result of his arrent last month, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Heyward-Bey reportedly was arrested on the Bay Bridge by the California Highway Patrol about 2 a.m. on April 7 after he was observed speeding and weaving.
“The team is well aware of the situation, and takes matters such as this very seriously,” the Raiders said in a press release. “The organization will continue to gather specifics, and continue to cooperate with all parties involved.”
After being pulled over in his Range Rover, Heyward-Bey, 25, failed a field sobriety test, the CHP told the Chronicle’s Matier and Ross. He was cited for alleged drunken driving and later released.
Heyward-Bey was “very cooperative” during the traffic stop, according to the report. His blood-alcohol level was not revealed. In California, 0.08 percent is the threshhold for drunken driving.
Heyward-Bey is scheduled to appear in court May 31.
He enjoyed a breakout season last year in which he amassed 975 yards receiving. He led Raiders receivers in receptions (65) and yards last season.
Heyward-Bey could not be reached for comment.

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  • qodrn1

    Even Michael Jackson’s “doctor” called 911. They almost force us to listen to every 911 call for every crime…where is Al’s?

  • DennisAllensVisor

    J Hill Says:
    May 10th, 2012 at 2:51 pm
    Pretty sure we’ll be sending one or both of them to you in the Bynum/Howars deal, lol.

    —-

    Howard, JRich

    For

    Bynum, Artest, Ebanks

  • qodrn1

    I hear on the game that the current cover of time is appealing to most males…not me.

  • DutchRaider77

    Thanks YA!

    So when are you and BCZ24 starting your Raider website?

  • No Lo

    Re 91. Hopefully, they don’t allow Donald Sterling and Frank McCourt within one hemisphere of the USFL

  • YoungAmerican

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    May 10th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Thanks YA!

    So when are you and BCZ24 starting your Raider website?

    ============

    Ha! I wish I could. It would be a lot easier if I was a local, though. Would hate to have a site like that and not be able to take advantage of media days, etc.

    As far as fan sites go, the work that Vic Cotto and Levi Damien do is hard to beat. I’ll let them handle the dirty work.

    I just like stirring up Raider-related conversation here.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    See how Reg handles this one!

    I dont see why DHB couldn’t get tj to shuttle him around for a few dollars.

  • http://repealitnow.org MistaBrown

    Even a PhD will land you on food stamps in the 0hbama depression/economy!

    mope & change
    ______

    He’s not wanted by mobsters nor is he another Cybercrime bully. The former University of California doctoral student (c/o ’09) just says that’s what it feels like each quarter when he wraps up an adjunct teaching gig and goes home without a permanent job offer.

    As a kid, his family supplemented their income with food stamps. Decades later, he found himself in the same position, applying for welfare to get by when his doctoral degree wasn’t enough to bring home a steady paycheck.

  • cfrylopez

    The word is that Al was breaking down the Texan’s offense, looking at game film, and writing note for his contribution to the defensive game plan when he passed away. We all know th@ Al & the DC ran the defense for the Raiders, & the HC & OC ran the offense for the Raiders. I think Al lived in the Inn near the Oakland Air Port during his final years because his home in Piedmont had a lot of stairs & it was way easier to get to the Oakland Coliseum, the Oakland Air Port, & to get to the Raiders practice faculties in Bay Farm (The part of Alameda closest to East Oakland) from the Inn. I’ve also heard from Greg Papa that Al Davis was very sick since the 2004-05 season.

  • elraidmanhattan

    Herm Edwards just stated raiders should sign Cedric Benson.

    I agree this a no brainer, durable too.

  • Buckeyeraider

    I wouldn’t have a problem with bringing in Cedric Benson as a backup/insurance policy for Darren McFadden.

    As explosive and valuable as DMAC is, he just can’t seem to stay healthy. Unfortunately.

    Benson has stated publicly that he wants to come to Oakland and be reunited with Carson Palmer. Why Not?

    He would certainly know his role, and would probably come fairly cheap.

    The dude was a monumental bust as a top 5 pick for the Bears. However, he resurrected his career nicely in Cincinnati. He played some good football. Some people rightfully claim that 1,000 yrds ain’t what it used to be, but he did play in a division where he played four games against Pittsburgh and Baltimore. Benson ran hard.

    As far as his legal problems, I think most of his trouble stems from drinking and boating and such. Hell, who hasn’t done that? I don”t think he’s another Pac-Man Jones or anything.

    I don’t know much about this Goodman kid they got from Carolina. Taiwan Jones, as exciting as he may be, seems more like a change of pace back.

    I wouldn’t have a problem bringing Benson in to fill Bush’s shoes. Worth a shot, IMO.

  • Raider Riff

    This DHB is a complete non-issue for me.

    A DUI is an extremely subjective charge against someone. Driving drunk and driving DUI-eligible are two completely different things. Simply because the officer claims that DHB was speeding and weaving means absolutely nothing.

    80% of all cars on the road between the time of 10pm and 3am are DUI eligible. That is a fact the police know all too well. It’s like shooting fish in a barrel.

    You dont even need to blow a .08 to be arrested or charged with a DUI.

    Again, we’ll never know he exact facts in DHB’s case, and I dont really care what they are. It’s an absolute non-issue and borderline non story for me. I simply dont care.

  • JLofty

    Kids…

  • Hardline

    4.Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    May 10th, 2012 at 1:17 pm
    Dakota Says:
    May 10th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    I am shocked that DHB was busted for DUI!!!!! I mean, how the hell does he hold a mug of beer with those stone hands of his?

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Clutched to his chest with both hands. That’s why he was weaving.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Great posts! We should have dumped him for a 2nd round pick.

  • The Beeech Dawg

    LAKE SHOW FANS STAND UP N REPRESENT

    Time to “Fugg the Nugg” tonight and finish up this series. Bynum, Pau gots to step up huge with Kobe’s tummy ache in effect

    Yo Kobe, homie – Diet Slice and a bag of Funyuns will clear that right up, word

    In the meantime, got 2 Kewl 4 Skool rehearsal going down. Just finished warming up and accidentally elbowed Kenny in the nads while he was leap frogging my head

    Kenny is the “Bland, Lonely Fruitcake” personality in 2K4S, btw

    Hopefully his twins heal up in time for vocal practice, or we’ll be sounding straight up like Wilson Phillips

    KICKING THIS BEAT LIVE IN 4/4

  • YoungAmerican

    The Oakland Raiders have added 13 undrafted free agents to the roster, the team announced Thursday. All 13 players will participate in the Raiders’ rookie mini-camp in Alameda this weekend.

    Conroy Black (6-0, 185) CB – Utah: Played two years at Utah after transferring from Fullerton College. Earned honorable mention all-conference honors as a senior after recording four interceptions to tie for the Pac-12 lead.

    Kaelin Burnett (6-4, 234) LB – Nevada: Played at Nevada after transferring from Delta State, seeing action at both linebacker and defensive end. In final season at Nevada, recorded 30 tackles with 4.5 tackles for loss.

    Derek Carrier (6-4, 238) WR – Beloit: Played at Beloit, establishing school records with 189 career receptions for 3,111 yards and 29 touchdowns. Also set a single-season school record with 75 catches for 1,250 yards as a senior.

    Brandon Carswell (6-1, 201) WR – USC: Native of Milpitas, Calif., had 40 career receptions for 386 yards and two touchdowns at USC. Played in all 12 games as a senior, totaling 18 catches for 153 yards and one touchdown.

    Dominique Hamilton (6-5, 313) DT – Missouri: Named All-Big-12 by the media as a senior at Missouri. Finished senior season with 50 tackles, two fumble recoveries and 2.5 sacks.

    Aaron Henry (6-0, 208) S – Wisconsin: Played four years at Wisconsin, earning first-team All-Big-Ten honors from the league coaches as a senior. Started all 14 games in final college season, recording four interceptions.

    Marquette King (6-0, 192) P – Fort Valley State: As a senior, punted 60 times for 2,582 yards and recorded an 80-yard punt in the HBCU Bowl. Averaged 43.3 yards per punt and ranked No. 13 in the nation in net yardage.

    Dan Knapp (6-5, 304) T – Arizona State: Started all 13 games as a senior at Arizona State. Made transition from tight end to offensive line after sophomore season.

    Mario Kurn (6-2, 238) LB – San Diego: Appeared in 11 games as a senior at San Diego and totaled 12.5 sacks. Named AP FCS second-team All-American and earned All-Pioneer Football League first-team honors.

    Thomas Mayo (6-2, 205) WR – California (Pa.): Transferred to California (Pa.) for senior season after beginning college career at Concord University. Led team with 79 receptions for 1,359 yards and 16 touchdowns en route to Division II All-America honors.

    Lucas Nix (6-5, 317) G – Pittsburgh: Played both guard and tackle in four seasons at Pittsburgh. Started eight contests at right guard as a senior and made 13 starts at both right guard and right tackle as a junior.

    Chaz Powell (6-1, 207) S – Penn State: Played both wide receiver and cornerback at Penn State, finishing career with 30 receptions for 403 yards and 54 tackles with two interceptions. Also averaged 25.6 yards per kickoff return with two touchdowns.

    Rod Streater (6-3, 200) WR – Temple: Played two seasons at Temple after transferring from Alfred State. As a senior, totaled 18 catches for 340 yards and two touchdowns and had 30 receptions for 481 yards and four touchdowns as a junior.

  • JLofty

    I still think Lonae Miller has a crack at making the squad.
    Would not be opposed to Plaxico signing.

    1220 Harborbay Parkway doesn’t seem like the inmates are running the asylum any more….making the Burris’ and TO’s of the world less a risk/problem.

  • Hardline

    The Beeech Dawg Says:
    May 10th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    “Then we’ll jump super high for a 2K4S High Five!”
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Yo Dawg:

    Exclnt lyrics, except you need to delete “2K4S” in the line posted above, and replace it with “Kewl”:

    “Then we’ll jump super high for a Kewl High Five!”

    The reason is the vocalist “2K4S” puts out too many words and throws off the balance of the line.

  • Hardline

    The reason is “2K4S” puts out too many words and throws off the balance of the line.

  • YoungAmerican

    Levi Damien ‏ @LeviDamien

    Among those previously reported as being signed by #Raiders NOT on official UDFA list: Corey Gatewood, Raphael Guidry, Brandon Rutley

  • DutchRaider77

    Dan Knapp (6-5, 304) T – Arizona State: Started all 13 games as a senior at Arizona State. Made transition from tight end to offensive line after sophomore season.

    ________________________________________________

    Interesting?

    http://www.houseofsparky.com/2012/4/26/2973428/2012-nfl-draft-profile-dan-knapp

  • The Beeech Dawg

    Hardliggity

    Excellent suggestion, that makes our new hit single hella tight

    I just practiced flowin’ the updated verse while rocking a cool new pube ‘do and I looked great in the mirror

    2K4S ALL UP N THIS

  • Raidernationdave

    Dumbass

  • DJ Johnny

    2Kewl4Skewl Rules!!!

  • Thec

    Lucas Nix will crack the 53 man roster.

  • Raidernationdave

    Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    May 10th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    RaiderDuck Says:
    May 10th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Where does BSJ’s bizarre hatred of Condo come from?

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    I’m old enough to remember when a player wearing the Raider uniform did more than bend over a few times and miss ST tackles.

    No excuse for wasting 1/46 of our roster on a one trick pony. Granted that trick (longsnapping) is important, but it CAN and HAS been done by a player who can PLAY FOOTBALL TOO.

    Should we bring in a specialist to hold on FGs next? When Lechler can do it perfectly?

    This is the exact same situation.
    ++++++++++++++++
    If long snapping was easy everyone would do it

  • R8derdiehard

    With all reg has done to clean house and make cap room I’m surprised condos on the team still because of his lack of versatility

  • DJ Johnny

    “Once in a lifetime a group of artists come together for the sole purpose of touching the hearts and minds of millions.

    One such group of heroes has emerged in Marina Del Ray, Ca. who are creating a legacy as timeless as their music. That group of selfless musical genius’s are known by the name 2Kewl4Skewl.
    -Boz Bigdeel-Hip Hop Weekly

    “Their legend continues to grow with each rhyme they benevolently give from their hearts”.
    -Peter Travers-Rolling Stone

    When future generations hear the timeless lyric “I pity the fool who goes to school” they will recall the legends who gave us such lyrical gift….2Kewl4Skewl.
    -Jim Stone-WABC Radio

  • Hardline

    122.The Beeech Dawg Says:
    May 10th, 2012 at 4:54 pm
    Hardliggity

    Excellent suggestion, that makes our new hit single hella tight

    I just practiced flowin’ the updated verse while rocking a cool new pube ‘do and I looked great in the mirror

    2K4S ALL UP N THIS
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Dawg,

    I am glad it worked for you. I am an excellent editor. If you ever get stuck on a line, just let me know.

  • 303Raider

    Kobe’s tummy hurts as he swallowed too much last night!

    Nuggs gonna run the “Flake” show out of the 303!!

    BTW, DHB, hire a car service bro, or call Jim Rome!!!

  • Hardline

    128.DJ Johnny Says:
    May 10th, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    “Once in a lifetime a group of artists come together for the sole purpose of touching the hearts and minds of millions.

    One such group of heroes has emerged in Marina Del Ray, Ca. who are creating a legacy as timeless as their music. That group of selfless musical genius’s are known by the name 2Kewl4Skewl.
    -Boz Bigdeel-Hip Hop Weekly
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    DJ,

    That is a genuine quote ?

  • No Mas Diamante

    Criner looks like a nice red zone target. Want nothing to do with buress

  • Seymour Bush

    Heyward_Bey was caught speeding and driving drunk? But he wasn’t discharging a firearm at someone’s melon right? Alright then…..

  • YoungAmerican

    Marquette King ‏ @MarquetteKing

    Numbers don’t make players, the player makes the number. 2012 #TurnUp #RaiderNation

    King is wearing #2.

  • R8ER MIKE

    Hope he can kick as far as JaMeatball could throw off of one knee!! lol lol

  • DJ Johnny

    131.Hardline Says:
    May 10th, 2012 at 5:56 pm
    128.DJ Johnny Says:
    May 10th, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    “Once in a lifetime a group of artists come together for the sole purpose of touching the hearts and minds of millions.

    One such group of heroes has emerged in Marina Del Ray, Ca. who are creating a legacy as timeless as their music. That group of selfless musical genius’s are known by the name 2Kewl4Skewl.
    -Boz Bigdeel-Hip Hop Weekly
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    DJ,

    That is a genuine quote ?

    Depends on what u mean by “genuine”…Well…I took some liberties. Lol.

  • Raidernationdave

    YoungAmerican Says:
    May 10th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Marquette King ‏ @MarquetteKing

    Numbers don’t make players, the player makes the number. 2012 #TurnUp #RaiderNation

    King is wearing #2.
    +++++++++++++++++++

    That number is reserved for scrubs and those the love the “purple drank”

  • Hardline

    DJ Johnny, #136,

    I thought some “liberties” were involved. When pressed, you’re a dang good writer too, Johnny!

  • Raidernationdave

    Why do people name their kid Margarine? What’s up wid dat?

  • Raidernationdave

    Aaron Brooks, JaFatass Russell, Margarine King. Did I leave anyone out?

  • DutchRaider77

    Today, TFDS’ featured interview is with newly signed Raiders punter Marquette King. King is from Fort Valley State University, a historically black Division II college located in Fort Valley GA. King is listed as 6’1, 192 lbs.
    He has long been regarded as one of the best punters in Division II and has drawn comparisons to current Raiders punter Shane Lechler for his ability to boom accurate punts that were both high and long, obviously a very desirable trait.

    King has been able to punt 75 yards down the field with the ball in the air and also has recorded 5.6 second hang times, both very impressive numbers.

  • DutchRaider77

    Q: Is there anything you’d like to say to Raider Nation?

    King: Get your popcorn ready.

  • RAIDER NATION STATION http://www.raidernationstation.com/

    Condo’s a back up LB / LS not only is he tackling contributor on ST hes THE best Pro Bowl long snapper in the game Long snapping for possibly the greatest kicking duo EVER assembled.

    Sure, why not fire Pro Bowl Condo and let some scrub hike it.

    Grand idea!

    Not!

  • RAIDER NATION STATION http://www.raidernationstation.com/

    142. This kid is flat out awesome…

  • RAIDER NATION STATION http://www.raidernationstation.com/

    If Bey gets suspended Criner could step up.

  • mcthompso

    Smart move of this King guy to sign with the Raiders as the udfa. That way if he does not displace the best punter in football, he will see what he does everyday until the cut has to be made. Will be a helluva learning experience for an already talented kid.

    I watched a highlight tape of him, looked legit. I’m spoiled by watching Lechler every Sunday, but I felt like the time it took him to get the punt off would be a problem if not corrected.

  • RaidingTexas

    WTF, DHB? Man, get it together bro. You got enough money to have a limo driver take you everywhere. This is unnecessary.

  • Raidernationdave

    Margarine Kind has been signed to be the “practice punter” and no more. He may have a roster spot one day after SL retires but don’t count on the dude displacing SL.

    To put the duties of punting on this rookie makes no sense

  • Hardline

    DHB should be extremely careful driving drunk over the Bay Bridge in a boxy type of raised SUV, such as a Range Rover. It’s easy to roll and also it’s a long way down to the water, once over the side of the bridge.

    Of course 99.99999% of the time such a plunge would result in death: .

  • Raidernationdave

    The first 30 yd shank this kid lays down will be his last 30 yd. shank.

    Book it!