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Jackson say he's innocent of DUI

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Da Bolts, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Da Bolts

    Da Bolts BoltTalker

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    I guess he commented on the situation but didn't say much.

    SAN DIEGO – San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of drunken driving.
    Jackson failed sobriety tests shortly after 2 a.m. on state Route 52 in San Diego, said California Highway Patrol Officer Ray Scheidnes. He said he didn't know Jackson's blood alcohol level.
    An officer stopped Jackson after spotting the player braking abruptly, speeding and weaving in a 2008 GMC Sierra, said Highway Patrol Officer Brad Baehr. Jackson was on probation for a previous DUI arrest, he said.
    The player was taken to the San Diego County jail and released.
    Chargers general manager A.J. Smith said he was aware of Jackson's "off-the-field issue."
    "Obviously we're disappointed," Smith said. "We take these issues very seriously. Moving forward, we will monitor the situation and have no further comment."
    Jackson, in a brief statement released through the team, said he didn't think charges would be filed against him.
    "In the event they are, I look forward to clearing my name and proving my innocence," he said.

    The Highway Patrol will submit the arrest report within "the next couple days" to the San Diego city attorney's office for possible misdemeanor prosecution, Baehr said.
    Jackson just had the first 1,000-yard season of his career, for a team-high 1,098 yards and seven touchdowns. He became the first Chargers wide receiver to have 1,000 yards receiving since Curtis Conway in 2001.
    Jackson caught 59 passes, second on the team behind Pro Bowl tight end Antonio Gates, but didn't catch any in Saturday's 23-17 overtime playoff win over Indianapolis. San Diego visits Pittsburgh for a playoff game Sunday.
    The Chargers have had their share of off-field problems.
    In 2006, there were six run-ins with the law by Chargers players, including linebacker Steve Foley's shooting by an off-duty Coronado police officer who suspected him of drunken driving, and another player who was arrested for investigation of DUI.
    Besides the arrests, linebacker Shawne Merriman was suspended for four games for testing positive for steroids, and linebacker Stephen Cooper was suspended for the first four games of this season by the NFL after testing positive for a banned stimulant.
     
  2. auctoritas

    auctoritas BoltTalker

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    I hope he is right.

    It is true that the field sobriety test are set up for you to fail.
     
  3. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    a standard response, why did he fail the field sobriety tests?
     
  4. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    I have known several drunks who could pass them.
     
  5. auctoritas

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    And many a sober person has failed them.
     
  6. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    I hope he gets off and learns his lesion and never drinks and drives again...

    And kicks the Steelers *** this sunday...
     
  7. Zeus

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    Those tests rarely prove anyone is drunk. To pass or fail is mostly the opinion of the officer giving them. One misstep can be a fail.

    At least they don't make people say the alphabet backwards anymore.
     
  8. Golfboy

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    I hope he "gets off" if he is truly innocent.
    It's truly ignorant to drive drunk, if he doesn't kill himself, he's liable to kill someone else.
    Being a hero on the football field doesn't make you exempt from societies rules off the field.

    This is his second go-round. And that's just the 2nd time he's been caught. How many times has he driven drunk without being caught?
    This can't be tolerated just because he plays football for our favorite team.
     
  9. LV Bolt Fan

    LV Bolt Fan Well-Known Member

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    It's also ignorant to drive stupid! Just look around you when you drive. There are more Stupid drivers than there are "drunk" drivers.
     
  10. Johnny Lightning

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    Hey was that you that cut me off the other day you bassturd... :lol:


    :icon_tease:
     
  11. PhilipRivers#1

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    I believe him !!! :bolt:
     
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  12. Golfboy

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    No doubt, but that's no reason to condone drunk driving.
     
  13. Zeus

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    I agree. Anyone who doesn't go out and scream at drunk Drivers needs a serious lesson. Obviously only people who haven't lost a loved one would ever say drunk driving laws are too harsh or that innocent people get caught up in them.

    I say lets put a big DD on everyone who drinks and drives forehead. Then we are able to point them out and curse them for driving with alcohol in their system.
     
  14. foober

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    Even worse are the cell phone users.

    Its wrong to drive impaired. I wonder how many people are hopped up on caffenine or some other so called legal drug.

    The car people should have developed cars 50 years ago so that they'd be safe. Make them out of styrofoam or rubber or some very cushiony subtance instead of metal. I blame the car manufacturers for all the deaths so far on the highways the last decades.:yes:
     
  15. matt1187

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    I hope that wasn't a serious post.:no:
     
  16. Thumper

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    It was a fooberism. You have to speak foober to understand it. :icon_huh:
     
  17. Zeus

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    Cell phone users, along with old people, are the biggest dangers on the freeway. Sorry grandma driving 45 in the diamond lane with your dog isn't what they had in mind. Stay to the farrrr right. Stop having races on who can drive the slowest.

    Every day someone dies because of an old person driving. Hell even people who aren't driving get mowed down by those people who have trouble seeing.
     
  18. LV Bolt Fan

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    Did you hear this as I went by? :icon_rofl:

     
  19. nickelbolt

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    That's awesome foober.

    We should all drive "bumper cars".

    Or we could all drive the "Adobe"... the little car that's made of clay!! :lol:

    Classic, Foober.
     
  20. foober

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    no offense. But why couldn't you understand that post. Open your brain and let the sun in.:yes:
     
  21. foober

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    Many thousands of people would still be alive today if they'd gone to safer cars 50 years ago when they could have.

    YOu have to understand that a crash is an inpact. HOw do you buffer an inpact by having the exterior be able to absorb that inpact. Even 50 years ago they had materials that could accomplish that.

    The car companys never were about saftey. But only about profit.
     
  22. SD Native WY

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    Impact......:icon_rofl: Safety
     
  23. SD Native WY

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    Sorry couldn't resist after the earlier post about spelling.
     
  24. foober

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    no problem. I saw that as well. Whats the difference between inpact (which probably should be the correct spelling) and impact. INpact seems more the correct way to say it.
     
  25. SD Native WY

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    After all of my traffic accident reports it is impact. The difference is inpact is not a word I know of.
     
  26. VJ IS THE MAN!!!!!

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    remember 1 thing...................................


    VJ IS THE MAN!!!!!

    (but he is the man with a beer in his hand)
     
  27. SD Native WY

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    :icon_rofl::icon_rofl: Well I hope it wasn't in his hand at the time of contact or he would really be in trouble.
     
  28. Zeus

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    Maybe thats why it was suspected. It was a full beer.
     
  29. foober

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    The north american language is limited. We make do.:yes:
     
  30. bucnasty

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    Dude, when I play this song while driving I end up going 20mph faster than before it came on and swerving around everyone and yelling at people. Feckin love that song.
     

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