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Oakland DA won’t file DUI charges against Jacoby Ford

Jacoby Ford,  Kerry Rhodes

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford (12) is tackled by Arizona Cardinals defensive back Kerry Rhodes (25) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)


Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford was arrested in Oakland last month on suspicion of driving under the influence, but he won’t be facing any discipline from the league or the authorities as a result.

The Contra Costa Times reports that prosecutors in Oakland have chosen not to file charges against Ford after reviewing the reports of the incident submitted to them by the California Highway Patrol. They gave no specific reason for deciding not to file charges. A spokesman for the Raiders confirmed that the team was aware of that decision and that they take matters like this very seriously without offering any other comment.

Ford was spotted speeding while exiting the Bay Bridge on March 14 and the police report also cites excessively tinted windows as a reason why he was pulled over by police. Officers smelled alcohol in the car and on Ford’s breath and, again per the police report, his performance on field sobriety tests led officers to arrest him. Ford was booked and released within a few hours and the report makes no mention of his blood alcohol content.

Ford missed the entire 2012 season because of a foot injury.