Alarming Offseason Continues For Raiders’ Nate Hobbs

In the past two weeks, it seems that Las Vegas Raiders defensive back Nate Hobbs can’t stay out of the spotlight. It continues to be a worrisome offseason for the promising player.

He’s been put in the spotlight several times throughout his rookie year for his accomplishments on the field. Nonetheless, his recent off-the-field decisions have irritated many Raiders fans.

At 11:45 a.m. last Sunday, the Nevada State Police Highway Patrol pulled Nate Hobbs over and gave him a citation for driving 110 mph. Hobbs was cited on the 215 Beltway in Las Vegas, near South Decatur Boulevard. Hobbs was not arrested for reckless driving, and a citation was the extent of the situation. The speed limit was 65 mph, so Hobbs was traveling at a speed nearly twice as fast. His car was towed. This news story broke yesterday thanks to TMZ.

Should Raiders be concerned?

This is unsettling news, especially since Hobbs was charged with driving under the influence less than two weeks ago. Shortly after the Raiders’ win in Indianapolis in Week 16, Hobbs fell asleep in his car on the exit ramp of a parking garage at 4 a.m. An officer reported smelling a “slight odor” of an alcoholic beverage. Hobbs proceeded to fail sobriety tests, and thus was charged with DUI. His license was not suspended, however, so when Nate was cited on Sunday, he was driving with a valid license.

Hobbs claimed he was “just tired” when he was found asleep behind the wheel. His attorneys released statements with the same theme, claiming that the facts of his case “leave a series of concerns that this does not qualify as a DUI under Nevada Law.

Hobbs’ recent mishaps have continued an ongoing trend of off-the-field issues for the Raiders recently. Former Raiders’ players Henry Ruggs III and Damon Arnette have had their own fair share of problems earlier this year, so it’s no surprise that many Raiders’ fans fear the worst when hearing any news regarding their players. Fortunately for Hobbs, none of his actions resulted in any harm.

*Top Photo: Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal

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