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Jackson pleads guilty to misdemeanor

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by wrbanwal, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    Nice that he did his time. But, I'm not sure what to make of 2 DUI's, suspended license, then choosing to drive.




    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/apr/30/receiver-jackson-pleads-guilty-driving-infraction/

    Chargers Pro Bowl receiver Vincent Jackson pleaded guilty Friday to knowingly driving with a suspended license stemming from his traffic stop a few hours before his team’s home playoff loss against the New York Jets on Jan. 17.

    He entered his plea as part of a deal with prosecutors in which Jackson will receive a fine of less than $1,000 and around 80 hours of community service, according to his attorney Cole Casey. Jackson originally faced two misdemeanor counts related to his driving with a suspended license, plus an infraction of driving with expired registration. Jackson pleaded to one misdemeanor. Casey said the other charges have been dismissed as part of the deal.

    “Vince just wants to get ready to play football this season, and he doesn’t want to have a lot of this legal stuff hanging over his head,” Casey said.

    The NFL is still reviewing his case, according to a league spokesman. Because of Jackson’s two DUIs since 2006, Jackson is likely to face a suspension this fall under the league’s substance abuse policy.

    His license had been suspended as a result of his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving in January 2009. Jackson had been on probation for a previous DUI conviction from 2006 and pleaded guilty on his 2009 DUI case this past February. For this most recent DUI, Jackson received four days of roadside trash pickup, five years of probation, 15 days of community service and a $2,408 fine.

    Casey said Jackson has completed all of his required roadside trash pickup and community service from that sentence.

    “He picked up trash on the freeways and did every day of it, every single day of it without a peep,” Casey said.

    Casey said Jackson’s punishment on the suspended license conviction is standard for such a charge.

    Jackson was pulled over near Chargers headquarters Jan. 17 after a San Diego Police officer said he heard loud music coming from Jackson’s car on Murphy Canyon Road. It is against the law in California to “operate any sound amplification system which can be heard outside the vehicle from 50 or more feet” when driving, except for certain circumstances.

    Jackson was pulled over at 10:01 a.m. He was not cited for the noise violation but was handcuffed and released, allowing him to play in the 17-14 loss against the Jets, which started at 1:40 p.m. Jackson finished the game with seven catches for 111 yards.
     
  2. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    I don't know what to think about losing out best offensive weapon for a couple of games. WR has become such a pain in the arse to develop over the last few years. Are there any true #1 WR left? Who are the premier WR's in the league anyway? Seriously there are no Jerry Rice's to be found. There are a couple of good guys and the rest can be lumped together.
     
  3. bigmike.x.09

    bigmike.x.09 Well-Known Member

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    which four games is it?
     
  4. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    I am not sure? Is it four or two?
     
  5. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    Where u gettin 4 at?

    As far as what it sounds like to me it will be either 2-4 game suspension. Probably 4 and they might reduce it to 2 like they did for Jared Allen. Course he didnt have as many criminal violations in a single year. Oyea and BMarshall got his total suspended games amount reduced just in time to face of against us last season or 08.

    Sux that this is finally gonna happen, but im glad I trust our WR core and oyea that one guy in the middle Gates.
     
  6. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    It'll probably be a two game suspension - misdemeanor wise
     
  7. turbo_turtle

    turbo_turtle In Disguise

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    I hope this will get VJ to see what he is doing to his life as an NFL Player by ruining it that he stops doing it.

    AJ though has through the UDFA has gotten us some WR's to compete for when VJ has to serve his suspension. One of them should make the team.
     
  8. TheLash

    TheLash Well-Known Member

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    I hope we can get him signed now that this **** is out of the way. and I wouldn't mind a bad boy discount.:icon_party:
     
  9. turbo_turtle

    turbo_turtle In Disguise

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    I think AJ will get the Long term Contract done with VJ using the Bad Boy angle to get a discount to keep VJ as a Bolt for a long time.
     
  10. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    Remember the game where Legadu started for VJ?

    Rivers opened the game with a bomb to Lego.

    VJ will not be missed in the short run.
     
  11. turbo_turtle

    turbo_turtle In Disguise

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    Yeppers. :icon_toast:

    Floyd, Lego, Gates, Wilson and the UDFA's we signed will be there for us while VJ serves the suspension that will come up for him.

    AJ might bring in a Veteran WR to help things out as well.
     

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