Raiders WR Jacoby Ford avoids DUI charge

The Raiders probably thought they got finally rid of the knucklehead factor when they said adios to Rolando McClain. Then Jacoby Ford had to go ahead and prove them wrong.

According to a report by the Tribune on Friday, the Raiders wide receiver was popped for DUI on March 14 after being pulled over in Oakland for having tinted windows and driving 75 in a 55 mph zone. After he rolled down his window, cops got a whiff of the alcohol scent spewing from inside. He went on to fail a series of field sobriety tests and ended his night in North County Jail, where he was released a few hours later.

Luckily for Ford, though, the county DA decided this week not to pursue charges against him:

The District Attorneys office has declined to file charges against Jacoby Ford, said Teresa Drenick, Alameda County District Attorney spokeswoman.

A spokesman for the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night said little about the arrest and dismissal of charges.

The Raiders organization is aware of the situation involving Jacoby Ford and takes matters such as this very seriously, he stated.

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