Feb 4, 2023; Paradise, NV, USA; The NFL shield logo at midfield of the Pro Bowl Games flag football field at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Ex-NFL cornerback Vontae Davis arrested on DUI suspicion

Vontae Davis, who played in the NFL for three teams from 2009 to 2018, was arrested in Florida on suspicion of driving under the influence after his car allegedly rear-ended a pickup truck.

Davis’ arrest came early Saturday on the Florida Turnpike in Hollywood, Fla., with the news becoming public Sunday.

Davis, 34, reportedly smelled of alcohol, displaying slurred speech and bloodshot eyes while speaking with the police, the Florida Highway Patrol’s incident report said.

Davis allegedly hit the end of a parked pickup truck on the side of a highway with a flat tire. The truck hit the driver, who was waiting for assistance outside, and he needed to be hospitalized with multiple injuries.

Davis declined a sobriety test.

A cornerback for the Miami Dolphins (2009-11), Indianapolis Colts (2012-17) and Buffalo Bills (2018), Davis was a two-time Pro Bowler but is best remembered for retiring at halftime of the Bills’ Week 2 game in 2018, leaving the stadium after playing in the first half.

Davis recorded 22 interceptions in 121 career games. His brother is former Pro Bowl tight end Vernon Davis.

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Oct 24, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) talks with Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel and Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Todd Downing during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Titans OC Todd Downing charged with DUI, speeding after win

Titans offensive coordinator Todd Downing was arrested for driving under the influence and speeding at 4 a.m. on Friday, hours after Tennessee defeated the Green Bay Packers.

The Titans returned to Nashville after midnight following the win in Wisconsin.

Williamson County Sheriff’s records show Downing’s bond was set at $2,500 for charges of DUI and speeding implemented by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. He was processed at 4:39 a.m. and released at 6:46 a.m., according to the county’s jail records.

The 42-year-old Downing called plays in the Titans’ most productive performance of the season at Lambeau Field with 408 total yards in a 27-17 win that included a touchdown pass from running back Derrick Henry.

The Titans opened the season 0-2, with a 21-20 loss to the New York Giants at home and then a lopsided 41-7 defeat at Buffalo.

Fans called for Downing to be replaced but head coach Mike Vrabel said the Titans would stay the course.

“We’re just not gonna do that,” Vrabel said in September. “That’s not something that’s going to happen right now. I’ve had confidence in our staff and confidence in the guys that we put out there … I appreciate everybody’s opinion.”

Since the rocky start, the AFC South-leading Titans (7-3) have won seven of their last eight games.

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Sep 10, 2022; Athens, Georgia, USA; Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Christopher Smith (29) and defensive back Javon Bullard (22) react after a play against the Samford Bulldogs during the first half at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia DB Javon Bullard facing DUI charge

Georgia defensive back Javon Bullard was arrested early Sunday and charged with driving under the influence and six other misdemeanors.

Bullard was booked at 4:57 a.m. ET and released on bonds totaling $4,250 at 8:30 a.m, according to campus police.

He was charged with DUI under the age of 21; failure to maintain lane/improper driving; improper turning; failure to use headlights; failure to carry or produce a license; holding a wireless device; and furnishing, purchasing and possession of alcoholic beverages as a person under 21.

The sophomore has started all four games for the top-ranked Bulldogs this season, recording seven tackles and one pass breakup. Bullard had three tackles in Saturday’s 39-22 home win Saturday against Kent State.

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Jun 1, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA;  Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Travis Jonsen (16) runs with the ball during organized team activities at AdventHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Bucs WR Travis Jonsen faces misdemeanor DUI charge

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Travis Jonsen was arrested on a misdemeanor driving under the influence charge on Monday.

In a news release, Tampa police said officers spotted Jonsen driving his car in a manner “indicative of impairment.” He was stopped and arrested at 3:18 a.m.

Jonsen, 25, refused to take a breath test, according to the release. He posted a $500 bond and was released from jail.

Jonsen has been a practice squad player with the Bucs over parts of the past two seasons. He was signed as an undrafted free agent from Montana State.

“We expect members of our organization to uphold the high standards that have been established,” Bucs general manager Jason Licht said in a statement to the Tampa Bay Times. “We are aware of the situation regarding Travis Jonsen earlier this morning and will refrain from further comment at this time while the legal process continues.”

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Dec 12, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams (31) is tackled by Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Nate Hobbs (39) during the second half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Raiders’ Nate Hobbs caught driving 110 mph shortly after DUI

Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Nate Hobbs was cited for speeding at 110 mph about two weeks after he was arrested on suspicion of DUI, multiple reports said Friday.

KLAS in Las Vegas reported that state highway patrol troopers cited Hobbs on Sunday, around 11:45 a.m., for driving 110 in a 65 mph zone on a local highway. He was not arrested, but KLAS reported that Hobbs’ car was towed.

Previously, Hobbs was arrested early in the morning Jan. 3 on a DUI charge when he was found asleep in his car in a parking garage.

Hobbs was booked on misdemeanor DUI and has a court date set for May.

A fifth-round pick by Las Vegas in the 2021 NFL Draft, Hobbs just completed his rookie season. Following his Jan. 3 arrest, he played in the Raiders’ regular-season finale against the Los Angeles Chargers and their playoff loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, though he was not a starter for either game. He had eight tackles and a pass breakup against the Bengals.

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Nov 21, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) jogs to the locker room following a 23-13 loss against the Arizona Cardinals at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks backup QB Geno Smith arrested on suspicion of DUI

Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Geno Smith was arrested on suspicion of DUI early Monday.

Smith, 31, was reportedly arrested at 2:10 a.m. by Washington State Patrol and released from a King County facility at 9:27 a.m.

The Seahawks issued a statement saying they are aware of the situation.

Smith’s attorney, Jon Fox, also issued a statement.

“Geno is fully cooperative with the investigation. I hope that an open mind can be kept by all as the facts are ascertained,” Fox said.

Smith started three games for Seattle this season while Russell Wilson was sidelined with a broken finger. Overall, he saw action in four games and passed for 702 yards, five touchdowns and one interception.

Smith, who just finished his third season with Seattle, was signed to a one-year deal for 2021 and will become a free agent.

Smith went 1-2 as a starter this season and is 13-21 over his NFL career. He was a second-round draft choice by the Jets in 2013 and made 29 starts over his first two seasons.

Overall, Smith has passed for 6,917 yards, 34 touchdowns and 37 interceptions in 45 games with the Jets (2013-16), New York Giants (2017), Los Angeles Chargers (2018), and Seahawks (2019-21).

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Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines (21) pushes off of Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Nate Hobbs (39) while rushing the ball Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, during a game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Raiders CB Nate Hobbs arrested on suspicion of DUI

Las Vegas Raiders rookie cornerback Nate Hobbs was arrested early Monday on a DUI charge after he was found asleep in his car.

Raiders head coach Rich Bisaccia said Monday that Hobbs was “involved in an incident” but didn’t comment further. The team released a statement saying it is “in the process of gathering more information.”

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Hobbs was booked into the Clark County Detention Center after he was found asleep at the wheel of his car after 4 a.m. local time on an exit ramp of a hotel parking garage in Las Vegas. Hobbs was booked on misdemeanor DUI and has a court date set for May.

Hobbs, 22, has played in 15 games (nine starts) for the Raiders this season after being taken in the fifth round of the 2021 draft. He has 67 tackles – two for loss – with an interception and a forced fumble.

He started Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts and was credited with four tackles. It was a huge win for the Raiders (9-7), who remain in play for a wild card spot. The Raiders host the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday night and will make the playoffs with a win.

The arrest comes two months after Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs was involved in a fatal accident after allegedly driving drunk.

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Oct 4, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Deonte Harris (11) runs the ball against the Detroit Lions during the first quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Saints’ Deonte Harris had blood-alcohol of .246

New Orleans Saints punt/kick returner Deonte Harris registered a blood-alcohol level of .246 when he was arrested last month, more than three times the legal limit, NOLA.com reported Wednesday.

He was arrested on suspicion of DUI by Maryland State Police in Baltimore County on July 16.

Harris offered his credit card to police, mistaking it for his driver’s license, per the report. He also failed three field sobriety tests.

Harris made All-Pro as a rookie in 2019 after he led the NFL with 36 punt returns and 338 yards, bringing one back for a touchdown. He has averaged 27.0 yards per kickoff return in his first two seasons with the Saints.

Harris also had 20 catches for 186 yards and a touchdown last season.

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Dec 17, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) against the Los Angeles Chargers at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders RB Jacobs arrested for DUI hours after finale

Raiders running back Josh Jacobs was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Monday morning, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

The incident occurred hours after the Raiders returned from a 32-31 victory over the host Denver Broncos in their season finale on Sunday.

Per the police report, officers responded to a single-vehicle crash near the McCarran Airport Connector and East Sunset Road at 4:42 a.m.

Jacobs, who was deemed by police to be impaired, was taken to a local hospital after sustaining minor injuries from the collision. The 22-year-old was then transported to the Clark County Detention Center, where he was booked for DUI.

Jacobs’ attorneys said in a statement that they intend to enter a not guilty plea on Jacobs’ behalf if the Pro Bowl running back is officially charged.

“No complaint has been filed against our client and there are no blood test results to support a suggestion of impairment,” attorneys David Z. Chesnoff and Richard A. Schonfeld said in a statement. “We intend to enter a not guilty plea on behalf of Mr. Jacobs if he is ever charged.”

The Raiders acknowledged that they are aware of the situation.

“The Raiders are aware of the situation involving Josh Jacobs,” the team said. “The organization takes these matters seriously and we have no further comment at this time.”

Jacobs rushed for 1,065 yards and 12 touchdowns and had 33 catches for 238 yards in 15 games this season. He has rushed for 2,215 yards with 19 touchdowns and added 53 receptions for 404 yards in 28 career games since being selected by the Raiders with the 24th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft.

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Oct 1, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon (25) carries the ball as New York Jets defensive end John Franklin-Myers (91) pursues during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos RB Gordon back at practice after DUI

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon was back at practice Thursday after his arrest for DUI earlier in the week.

The team sent Gordon home from practice Wednesday while it investigated. Broncos coach Vic Fangio wouldn’t commit to Gordon playing this week against the New England Patriots.

Gordon was charged late Tuesday night with driving under the influence and speeding in downtown Denver. He allegedly was driving 71 mph in 35 a mph zone, according to a police report obtained by 9News Denver.

Gordon is scheduled for a Nov. 13 court date, per court records.

Gordon, 27, could be in line for a three-game suspension from the NFL. Gordon could also lose his guaranteed money for 2021, 9News reported, citing language in Gordon’s contract.

Signed to a two-year, $16 million deal this offseason, Gordon leads the Broncos in carries (65), yards rushing (281) and rushing touchdowns (three). The two-time Pro Bowl selection also has 11 catches for 45 yards and a score.

Gordon has rushed for 4,521 yards and 39 touchdowns and added 235 catches for 1,918 yards with 12 scores in 71 career games with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers (2015-19) and Broncos.

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