LAS VEGAS – Josh Jacobs, the Las Vegas Raiders re-running Pro Bowl, was arrested on DUI charges early Monday morning, hours after the team returned from a season final win at the Denver Broncos.
Jacobs, 22, was arrested after Las Vegas City Police responded to an accident involving a single vehicle near the McCarran Airport Connector and East Sunset Road at around 4:42 a.m. Police suspected impairment and Jacobs was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries in the crash. After treatment, he was taken to the Clark County Detention Center, where, according to the LVMP Public Information Officer, he was booked for DUI.
Jacobs' lawyers said they would plead not guilty if the case got this far.
"No complaint has been filed against our customer and there are no blood test results to indicate impairment," Jacobs' attorneys David Z. Chesnoff and Richard A. Schonfeld said in a statement. "We intend to pledge not guilty on behalf of Mr. Jacobs if he is ever charged."
The raiders confirmed the incident in a statement.
"The Raiders are aware of the situation with Josh Jacobs," said the team. "The organization takes these matters seriously and we have no further comments at this time."
Las Vegas coach Jon Gruden said he was limited in what he could say about the incident.
"We are only aware of this. I will say Josh is fine and I am not at liberty to comment on this until I get more facts," said Gruden. "But we have the floor that Josh is okay and we are investigating the matter."
According to Fox 5 Vegas, Jacobs has been released and is due to appear in court on March 8th.