Raiders rookie Nate Hobbs, 22, arrested for drunk driving


Las Vegas cops find Raiders rookie Nate Hobbs ‘asleep at the wheel’ after Sunday’s win, arrest him for impaired driving two months after ex-teammate Henry Ruggs was charged with impaired driving weakened in a fatal shipwreck

  • Las Vegas Raiders rookie cornerback Nate Hobbs was arrested for impaired driving after police found him asleep at the wheel on Sunday
  • Hobbs allegedly failed a field field sobriety test before being charged with DUI. The arrest would have taken place in an offramp car park
  • The Raiders (9-7) upset the Colts, 23-20, in Indianapolis earlier today
  • The team have not made a decision on Hobbs’ future, but the 22-year-old rookie could suffer the same fate as Henry Ruggs, who was cut after his own DUI accusation.
  • Authorities said Ruggs drove at 156 mph with a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit in Nevada when he crashed 23-year-old Tina Tintor.
  • Tintor and his dog died in the flaming wreckage on November 2 in Las Vegas










Las Vegas Raiders rookie cornerback Nate Hobbs was arrested for impaired driving two months after former teammate Henry Ruggs III was charged with drunk driving in a fatal car crash.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police released a statement on Monday saying they received a call about a driver sleeping inside a vehicle that was pulled over in the parking lot of a nearby hotel. Hobbs was found asleep inside the car and after failing a field field sobriety test he was convicted of impaired driving.

The Raiders (9-7) upset the Colts, 23-20, in Indianapolis earlier today before flying to Las Vegas.

Raiders rookie cornerback Nate Hobbs was arrested for impaired driving two months after former teammate Henry Ruggs III was charged with DUI over fatal car crash

The team have not made a decision on Hobbs’ future, but the 22-year-old rookie could suffer the same fate as Ruggs, who was released in November following his fatal car crash.

“The Raiders are aware of the incident involving Nate Hobbs,” the team said in a statement. “The organization has been in communication with local law enforcement and is in the process of gathering more information. We will have no further comments at this time.

Raiders’ interim head coach Rich Bisaccia made a similar statement to reporters on Monday.

“We’re just trying to collect as much information as possible on what exactly happened,” Bisaccia said, “and what the situation is and where it is with it.”

Former Las Vegas Raiders player Henry Ruggs III (right) appears in court with his lawyer Richard Schonfeld at the Regional Justice Center on November 22

Former Las Vegas Raiders player Henry Ruggs III (right) appears in court with his lawyer Richard Schonfeld at the Regional Justice Center on November 22

Tintor (pictured), 23, and his dog, Max, died when flames consumed his Toyota Rav4 SUV.  Several of his family sat with their lawyer in court on Wednesday but declined to comment

Ruggs (pictured) is due to appear next week for a preliminary hearing of evidence alleging he was driving 156 mph (251 km / h) with a blood alcohol level of 0.16 percent - twice the legal limit at Nevada - before her Chevrolet Corvette crashed into the back of Tina Tintor's vehicle, which caught fire

Ruggs (right) is due next week for a preliminary hearing of evidence alleging he was driving 251 km / h (156 mph) with a blood alcohol level of 0.16 percent – twice the legal limit in Nevada – before her Chevrolet Corvette crashed into the back of Tina Tintor’s vehicle, which caught fire. Tintor (left), 23, and his dog, Max, died when flames consumed his Toyota Rav4 SUV. Several of his family sat with their lawyer in court on Wednesday but declined to comment

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department investigators are examining an accident involving a Toyota RAV4 (left) and a Chevrolet Corvette that were involved in an accident in November.  Police said wide catcher Henry Ruggs III was driving the Corvette when it struck the other vehicle, killing a woman.  Ruggs to be charged with impaired driving causing death

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department investigators are examining an accident involving a Toyota RAV4 (left) and a Chevrolet Corvette that were involved in an accident in November. Police said wide catcher Henry Ruggs III was driving the Corvette when it struck the other vehicle, killing a woman. Ruggs to be charged with impaired driving causing death

Authorities said Ruggs drove at 156 mph with a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit in Nevada when he ran over Tina Tintor, 23, who died with her dog in the flaming wreckage. Ruggs and his girlfriend also sustained injuries and were taken to hospital.

Ruggs, a 2020 Alabama first-round pick, faces multiple felony and jail time if convicted.

An Illinois fifth-round pick, Hobbs has 36 tackles, one sack and one interception this season.

The Raiders released another first-round pick in November, cutting off cornerback Damon Arnette after threatening to kill someone by wielding guns in a social media video.

‘[I’m] five minutes away, ”Arnette said in a self-recorded video on social media that showed him holding a series of guns and threatening to kill someone, who is not named in the clip. ‘Stop the lame n *****, I swear to God that I will kill you, born *****. On all I love, I’ll kill you, nigga. You talk about crazy.

The Raiders released a second first-round pick this month, cutting off cornerback Damon Arnette, 25, after threatening to kill someone by wielding guns in a social media video

The Raiders released a second first-round pick this month, cutting off cornerback Damon Arnette, 25, after threatening to kill someone by wielding guns in a social media video

The video was posted by Arnette and then went viral on TikTok after being shared by another user.

General manager Mike Mayock called Arnette’s release a “painful decision” but said it was a necessary response to one of the many off-court issues involving the 25-year-old. Arnette is also being prosecuted for a hit-and-run accident in 2020.

“There have been a series of bad decisions over the past year or so, but we cannot stand the video of Damon with a gun threatening to take his life,” Mayock said.

“The content was unacceptable, contrary to our values ​​and our owner Mark Davis was very clear and very consistent that this is not how we will behave in this community. Ultimately, the Raiders will not tolerate this type of behavior.

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