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Heyward-Bey ordered back in court July 23

By Steve Corkran
Thursday, June 28th, 2012 at 10:54 am in Oakland Raiders.

Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was informed at a pre-hearing conference Thursday that he is due back in court July 23 for his next go-round as a result of his being charged with driving under the influence.
Heyward-Bey went before Judge Donna Little at Superior Court in San Francisco on Thursday morning. At that time, Judge Little told Heyward-Bey that a jury trial will be set July 23 unless the case is resolved.
Assistant district attorney Alex Bastian said by phone that Heyward-Bey was present Thursday and that Heyward-Bey is slated to appear again in Dept. 17 at the Hall of Justice in less than a month.
The Raiders start training camp in Napa on July 29. Raiders coach Dennis Allen last month said that he and the Raiders are keeping tabs of Heyward-Bey’s legal issue.
“It’s a situation that we’re aware of and we’re monitoring,” Allen said. “We’ll see how the whole legal proceedings carry out and then we’ll kind of go from there.”
Heyward-Bey, 25, was arrested and charged with one count of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and one count of driving while having a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher, in the early morning hours April 7. He was arraigned May 31 after blood-alcohol tests revealed 0.12 and 0.13 levels.
Heyward-Bey could not be reached for comment. Last month, he said: “I just kind of regret bringing bad attention to the team.”
He entered a not guilty plea at his arraignment, which he did not attend.
Heyward-Bey’s lawyer, Ivan Golde, said Wednesday that there might be some procedural issues related to the traffic stop and arrest.
“After investigating all the procedures and all the chain of events, it appears not everything was done according to the rule of law, and there may be some questions that need to go before a jury,” Golde said.

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  • backstageatapuppetshow

    I watched every single play…

    Then after that I watched it again…

    If we play Green Bay in the Super Bowl this season…I’ll watch it again!

  • Raiders for life

    Criner and Streater are unknowns.

  • Just Fire Baby

    That was a great play there Cespedes.

    Hope he teaches those Cuban instincts to that bum the Dodgers just signed.

  • DJ Johnny

    OMG Backstage. You must have a cast iron stomach…or…you’re a scout for the Raiders. I know you’re not a GB fan.

  • backstageatapuppetshow

    That (should have been) error by Cespedes is Bob Melvin’s mistake….

    Cespedes proved already this season he should never play left field….Coco can play both…Yoenis cannot…

    Melvin’s mistake!

  • backstageatapuppetshow

    I am neither.

  • raiderfankirk

    Unknowns? Why do we know who they are? Wouldn’t know who they are if coach’s and media weren’t talking about them. Like Moore. Not sure about streater but Criner is money.

  • DJ Johnny

    Props to you for enduring that nightmare a second time.

    I probably missed the beginning of the 3rd quarter and a few parts after that.

    I was thouroghly disgusted, but was actually relieved that there were no records set.

    As far as Palmer and what he’s being asked to do, he will have alot more time to practice those kinds of plays and get a better feel with all the new aspects of the offense.

    I don’t think Knapp will try to force stuff on Palmer that he isn’t comfortable with.

  • backstageatapuppetshow

    Criner hasn’t played with pads on yet…..doesn’t prove a thing.

    Anyone who has played football knows that many look great without pads on…

    Maybe he doesn’t like getting hit…???

    The NFL ain’t the Pac 12

  • backstageatapuppetshow

    It isn’t about not asking Palmer to do what he isn’t comfortable with…it’s about letting him do what he is great at…

    He is a quality MIND playing the QB position. He should be allowed to call the entire game, with the exception of the first 10-20 scripted plays.

    Knapp has never proven himself to be a quality play caller, instead, should generate concepts for Palmer where he has 6-8 different play calls in each set…

    Essentially the defense picks your play for you based on their alignment….

    That way we are only calling plays against the fronts we want to see…

    Having a Offensive Coordinator call plays from the sideline is archaic…..and will fail.

  • backstageatapuppetshow

    But what do I know?

  • raiderfankirk

    Seen college games? He did the same thing. Pretty sure he got hit then. Pads no pads same thing for DB / WR except for contact after ball. He’s done it in high-school, college and now it’s gonna be pros. Do we know for sure? No but we got a pretty dam good idea.

  • backstageatapuppetshow

    I hope you are right Kirk…we need a slot receiver who can create space and make a tough catch on downs where the defense knows we will pass….

    I like to play the devils advocate….I’d rather be skeptical and be proven wrong….then be optimistic and proven right.

  • raiderfankirk

    Agree with you on that one. Love having a QB that reads d well.

  • Intrepid

    46-16? There’s been worse thank God./////////////////////////////////////////////////////////He11 yes. How about 51-3 or whatever the he11 it was in the AFC championship game? You’re supposed to be pretty good to get that far. Man, that one hurt. sometimes things go wrong and you pull out of it. Sometimes they snowball out of control. That was one mfer of a snowball!

  • raiderfankirk

    Half full always better than half empty. I need something to look forward too.

  • Raiders for life

    Unknowns? Why do we know who they are? Wouldn’t know who they are if coach’s and media weren’t talking about them. Like Moore. Not sure about streater but Criner is money.

    ##################################

    Yep, Moore was money last season. He also lost a few games due to injury. Now he is injured again in OTA’s. No one is money.
    I love the Raiders young WR’s, but I’m not gonna bet the house that they stay healthy.

  • backstageatapuppetshow

    The answer to the half full or half empty question is simply a matter of knowing if the glass was filled half way before being empty or full and having half poured out….

    Just Sayin’

    Seems to me Reggie has a glass that was empty and he has filled it up half way…so I guess I agree with your optimism.

  • Thec

    Historically, over the last 2 years those ripping it up in camp, have done it on the field…

    Criner will be the best WR for the Riads by mid season…

  • Thec

    Criner DMO > JFORD > DHB > LMURPHY

  • Thec

    Pratice without pads DOES translate to what happens on the field during game time.

  • backstageatapuppetshow

    No it doesn’t.

  • raiderfankirk

    Intrepid. Flash back?

  • Thec

    Sure it does… 2 Wr examples.
    DMO ripped in pracitce without pads.
    JFORD ripped in practice without pads.

  • backstageatapuppetshow

    The game is played with PADS on….this isn’t beach football.

    The only assessment that can be made regarding whether a player is ready is how he performs with the PADS on…

    I’m not speaking against any of the Raider WR’s….but you are talking about practice…and even worse….practice WITHOUT PADS on.

  • backstageatapuppetshow

    “We talking about practice” -Allen Iverson-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d29VsG35DQM

  • Try Some Reality

    Backstageatapuppetshow Says:
    June 29th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    The game is played with PADS on….this isn’t beach football.

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

    Hey, it isn’t easy running on sand. Just sayin’…

  • Thec

    I’m not speaking against any of the Raider WR’s….but you are talking about practice…and even worse….practice WITHOUT PADS on.

    ++++++++++

    No whats even worse is declaring JFORD, DMO, and Criner starters the day they were drafted….

  • backstageatapuppetshow

    I assume you’ve been to practice and have seen Criner and think he is the 2nd coming Mr. Moore….I hope you’re right…but until he does it in a game the only person you are convincing is yourself.

  • raiderfankirk

    And a better way of judging these players at this point would be?

  • backstageatapuppetshow

    “No whats even worse is declaring JFORD, DMO, and Criner starters the day they were drafted….”

    _____________________________________________

    Thec, I agree with you here….

    ____________________

    Sadly, lets be honest…..in recent years…we knew who the starters were just based on their salary….

    This is what I like about Reggie…make the players compete…best players play….no exceptions!

  • Raiders for life

    Ahh, but the problem is WR’s injured with or without pads. See Fords injury report. Again Moore. Then look at DHB’s. Carted off the field..reported to practice the next Wednesday and played the following Sunday.

  • Try Some Reality

    Backstageatapuppetshow Says:
    June 29th, 2012 at 8:28 pm
    “We talking about practice” -Allen Iverson-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d29VsG35DQM

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

    Nice reference. “How the he11 can I make my teammates better by practicing?!” LMAO!!!

  • Thec

    backstageatapuppetshow Says:
    June 29th, 2012 at 8:31 pm
    I assume you’ve been to practice and have seen Criner and think he is the 2nd coming Mr. Moore….I hope you’re right…but until he does it in a game the only person you are convincing is yourself.

    +++++++++=

    Thats were you have it wrong. I am ot trying to convince anyone just stating my opinion.

    I projected JFORD starter right after draft.
    Project DMO starter right after draft, and stated he would over take JFORD by years end….

    All opinions that have come to pass.

    Criner will be no diffrent.

  • Thec

    Raiders for life Says:
    June 29th, 2012 at 8:33 pm
    Ahh, but the problem is WR’s injured with or without pads. See Fords injury report. Again Moore. Then look at DHB’s. Carted off the field..reported to practice the next Wednesday and played the following Sunday.

    +++++++++

    I have grown to like this kid…He has stones.

  • backstageatapuppetshow

    There is nothing to judge at this point.

    OTA’s are basically on the field class work….nothing more…nothing less…

    There is nothing to reinforce except building players through their ability to prepare…helping them to learn what it’s like to be a pro…

    Talking up what they do in practice can only serve a negative end….

  • backstageatapuppetshow

    If where I have it wrong is that you haven’t been to practice THEC, I can live with that….I stand corrected!

  • Thec

    backstageatapuppetshow, I am not going to circle talk this. You have an opinion, I have mine. We do not agree so beit.

  • raiderfankirk

    Only one who thinks this is me? Interesting.

  • backstageatapuppetshow

    I think we agree about more than you think…

    So you are saying is Criner will start by the end of the year. Is this correct?

  • Raiders for life

    It’s hard to judge OTA’s, Burris and Stupar didn’t get much love. Maybe that is a good thing.

  • Thec

    By the end of the year, in my opinion I beleive Criner will be the Raiders best WR.

  • Pepperjack the Smokestack

    The thing about practicing without pads might be lame, but one would hope they better get their fcking choreography down so that when they do pad up, they know what the fck they’re doing. Only logical explanation for going padless.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Criner is a draft pick who is a lock to make the team.

    Streater? Go read the archives last year in these OTA’s, when a undrafted, rookie O-lineman was getting tons of praise and first team reps.

    Who was he? I can’t tell you, because I forget his name after he was cut.

  • Try Some Reality

    Raiders For Life Says:
    June 29th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    It’s hard to judge OTA’s, Burris and Stupar didn’t get much love. Maybe that is a good thing.

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

    Tough when you’re going up against your own team. Does the defense suck? Or is the offense rippin’ it? And vice versa…

  • backstageatapuppetshow

    Raiders for life Says:
    June 29th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    It’s hard to judge OTA’s, Burris and Stupar didn’t get much love. Maybe that is a good thing.

    __________________________

    That’s because there is no tackling in OTA’s…LB’s don’t get to shine in OTA’s……WR’s, on the other hand….have the easiest opportunity to excel….and to perform…simply cause they aren’t getting hit!

  • Thec

    It’s hard to judge OTA’s, Burris

    +++++++

    I saw some good reports on Burris. Want us to try him at mike…

  • backstageatapuppetshow

    Gotcha Thec….& if you are right, I hope it’s because he competed for the spot and not because of an injury…

    Either way…basing your decision on his performance in OTAs this year is skeptical to me…

    I watched him in college…seems to me he had a pretty good QB…

    But we’ll see what happens.

  • Pepperjack the Smokestack

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82a3a91f/article/cedric-benson-reportedly-targeted-by-oakland-raiders?module=HP11_headline_stack

    It’s a good move by the Raiders. Go for it. Getting into the Raider bowels might boost Benson to the level we need him at. With the proper use of all our RB’s, McFadden can hold up the entire year. We need a 1-2 punch, enough to constantly pound the sh¡t on the ground. It will make Palmer a better QB.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Just looked it up, it was Alan Pelc.

    Anybody remember him? He was the RT with the 1′s the first week of training camp.

    Streater better learn to cover punts if he wants to make the 53.