The Las Vegas Metro Police Department have announced that they arrested Raiders star running back Josh Jacobs for alleged drunk driving after a single-car accident at 4:42 a.m. on Monday morning.
Jacobs, 22, was taken to a hospital for minor injuries and then was booked into Clark County Detention Center.
However, Jacobs’ attorneys say he has not been charged and the RB will plead not guilty if he is.
From Jacobs' attorneys David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld: "No complaint has been filed against our client and there are no blood tests results to support a suggestion of impairment. We intend to enter a not guilty plea on behalf of Mr. Jacobs if he is ever charged." #Raiders https://t.co/naPPzW68oB— Adam Hill (@AdamHillLVRJ) January 4, 2021
The Raiders released this comment to the Associated Press on the matter:
#Raiders on reports of Josh Jacobs DUI arrest: "The Raiders are aware of the situation involving Josh Jacobs. The organization takes these matters seriously and we have no further comment at this time."— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) January 4, 2021
Raiders coach Jon Gruden said he wasn’t at liberty to say much about the situation, but he did say the team has been told that Jacobs is doing well.
If Jacobs is eventually convicted, he will likely serve a short NFL suspension. Jacobs had 89 yards rushing and two touchdowns in the Raiders’ comeback 32-31 win at the Denver Broncos on Sunday, after which the team flew home on Sunday night.
Jacobs, a 2019 first-round pick, made the Pro Bowl this season and surpassed the 1,000-yard rushing mark in both of his NFL seasons. Monday morning’s arrest is the team’s first notable legal issue since moving from Oakland to Las Vegas last year.