Heyward-Bey receives three years’ probation for DUI charge


Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey pleaded no contest Monday to a misdemeanor DUI charge in connection with his arrest on the Bay Bridge in April.

Heyward-Bey, 25, was pulled over at about 2 a.m. on April 7 on the lower deck of the bridge on his way back to the East Bay from a nightclub in San Francisco, his attorney Ivan Golde said.

He agreed to plead no contest in San Francisco Superior Court to the misdemeanor charge this morning in exchange for a sentence of three years’ probation, three months of DUI classes and various fines and fees.

Heyward-Bey had been pulled over after allegedly weaving and driving slightly above the speed limit in his 2012 Range Rover, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Prosecutors said a chemical test conducted at the scene found his blood-alcohol content was .13 percent, and a Breathalyzer test taken about an hour later found his BAC was still .12.

Golde had previously said there were “serious issues” with the case, but told Judge Samuel Feng today that seeking a trial on the charges would distract from with the Raiders’ upcoming season and “would be an undue hardship” on his client.

Heyward-Bey “wants to put this behind him,” Golde said.

Raiders players are scheduled to start reporting for the team’s preseason training camp this Sunday in Napa.

Heyward-Bey was Oakland’s top receiver last season, leading the Raiders with 64 receptions and 965 receiving yards, both career highs.


Steve Corkran

  • Just Fire Baby

    Come on man, take a joke!!!

  • hwnrdr

    UOP taught me how to speak in front a group of people. Every week… 🙂

  • Hwnrdr,

    Good degree. Mgmt & Fin.

  • r8eray

    Raidernationdave Says:
    July 25th, 2012 at 10:27 am
    Thinking of moving from Victorville to the central coast; Lompoc, SLO, etc.


    Yeah..I would too if I lived in Tweakerville!!


  • R8ER MIKE Says:
    July 25th, 2012 at 10:49 am
    Chico State is all about doing drugs and getting drunk every night.

    sounds a lot like my house !!

    Long Live The ODB.

  • Dave,

    You should move to SD bro. Great place for the car business.

  • Plunketthead

    UOP is a step up from my alma matter, however the suits in charge have a ranking system and UOP is not high up on there list of desireables.

    It would be nice if subjects could get all their schooling from the internet and save society billions in tax dollars.

    To this day I wonder what was contained in the last half of every book I was given in school from third grade arithmatic to algebra and geometry. Even other classes like English and science.

    We never ever finished a book, most we were lucky to get halfway through

  • hwnrdr

    I agree Plunketthead. I have heard that many times!

  • TxRaider210

    As long as we all agree that Columbus discovered this land, we’re good to go.lol

  • hwnrdr

    TxRaider210 Says:
    July 25th, 2012 at 11:12 am
    As long as we all agree that Columbus discovered this land, we’re good to go.lol

    LOL. With people already here

  • hwnrdr

    New Post

  • JR

    If Murphy doesn’t make the cut, the Raiders get nothing.

    DennisAllensVisor Says:
    July 25th, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Louis Murphy tweaked his hamstring last week, may not be ready for camp.