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Raiders’ Josh Jacobs Arrested for DUI Following Game



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Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs was arrested on a DUI charge early Monday morning only hours after the Raiders returned from their season-ending win over the division rival Denver Broncos on the road, according to ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez.

At approximately 4:42 am Jacobs, 22, was arrested after Las Vegas Metropolitan Police responded to a single-vehicle crash near the McCarran Airport Connector and East Sunset Road.

Police suspected that Jacobs was impaired, and Jacobs was taken to a local hospital due to a few minor injuries as a result of the crash. Following treatment, Jacobs was transported to the Clark County Detention Center, where he was booked for DUI, according to the LVMP public information officer.

“No complaint has been filed against our client and there are no blood test results to support a suggestion of impairment,” Jacobs’ 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, and head coach Jon Gruden issued the following statements.

“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.”

“We’re just aware of it. I will say that Josh is OK and I’m not at liberty to comment on it until I get more facts,” Gruden said. “But we do have word that Josh is OK and we are looking into the matter.”

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.