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Flustrated
12-22-2004, 02:19 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=1951220





Tuesday, December 21, 2004


Associated Press
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Charles Woodson and Marques Anderson returned to work Tuesday and met with coach Norv Turner a day after their arrest for public intoxication.



"It's always a concern," Turner said of suspect off-field behavior. "It's an unfortunate situation, and we're going to deal with it."



Anderson


Woodson



He didn't elaborate on any disciplinary action the team will take.



Anderson practiced, but Woodson was held out with a knee injury and is doubtful for Saturday's game at Kansas City.



The rest of the Oakland Raiders didn't want to talk about their teammates' trouble.



"I block that out," defensive end Bobby Hamilton said. "It's up to the individual."



Neither Woodson nor Anderson had addressed their teammates about what happened, and they weren't in the locker room during media availability.



League spokesman Steve Alic said Tuesday the players could qualify for the NFL's substance-abuse program, but only suspensions -- and not fines -- are made public. Woodson might already be part of the program because he has a previous offense.



A spokeswoman with the Alameda County District Attorney's office said her office expected to receive police reports from the arrests by late Tuesday or early Wednesday, and the players could face charges.



Woodson and Anderson were arrested at 4:20 a.m. Monday in Oakland after refusing to leave the back seat of a woman's car, and both were jailed briefly. The woman's name and age weren't released, though she is from Oakland. It was unclear whether the players knew her.



A police spokesman didn't immediately return a call Tuesday afternoon.



"You never know what the situation was," fullback Zack Crockett said. "The good thing is he wasn't driving. Those guys weren't going to get behind the wheel of a car. That's the positive thing, that those guys were smart enough not to get behind the wheel of a car, especially when you're drinking."



Police said Woodson and Anderson were uncooperative, had problems maintaining their balance, had bloodshot watery eyes and a strong odor of alcohol. They were acting in a belligerent manner, police said.



Woodson, designated as the Raiders' franchise player in February, didn't play in Sunday's 40-35 win over Tennessee because of an injured knee.



Safety Ray Buchanan didn't seem to think Woodson's latest off-field trouble would affect the team.



"What you do is try to build on it," he said. "You don't try to make it a big issue. There's always going to be team distractions one way or another. It's how mature your team is to actually handle it. Hopefully we've got enough mature guys around here who can handle situations like this."



Woodson signed a one-year tender for $8.782 million Aug. 31 after missing 33 days of training camp. Woodson has 74 tackles, 2Ĺ sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception this season.



He hadn't missed a game since being suspended and sent home by former coach Bill Callahan for the final game last season at San Diego for missing curfew.



In May 2000, Woodson was cited in warrants charging him with drunken driving and driving with a suspended license in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he won the 1997 Heisman Trophy for Michigan. Police said he registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.24 percent, more than twice Michigan's legal limit.



Anderson was acquired in a September trade with Green Bay.

Count Alex's Wins
12-22-2004, 02:23 AM
We're going to kick some ass.

Flustrated
12-22-2004, 02:57 AM
(from Jim rome)

12-21-04


Considering the team already had doubts about Charles Woodson, getting blasted and arrested for public intoxication probably wasnít the best idea. Some of the jumpsuits disciples already were saying that investing huge jack in Woodson was a bad idea. The fact that he got arrested for failing to leave some womanís car at 4:30 in the morning doesnít make him any more attractive an investment.

Police spokesperson Danielle Ashford said, ďAn officer in our transportation section was flagged down by a woman, who said the men (Charles Woodson and Marques Anderson) were in the back of her car and wouldnít get out. They were very uncooperative. They had problems maintaining their balance, bloodshot watery eyes and had a strong odor of alcohol. They were acting in a belligerent manner.Ē

Coach Norv Turnerís take is, ďItís a situation where youíd like your guys to not be in that situation. The thing we always talk about with our football team, those hours are where problems turn up. Thatís how you avoid them, by staying out of those situations.Ē

Really, Norv? Thatís not a situation you want your guys in? You donít want your guys blasted and refusing to leave the backseat of some womanís car at 4:20 in the morning?

Youíre sure you donít want your guys in that situation? And what do you mean those are the hours where problems turn up? You mean good things donít happen at 4:20 in the morning? If youíre up at 4:20am, either you're Jon Gruden preparing your Bucs for another loss, or youíre wasted after an all night bender and refusing to leave the backseat of some skankís car.

Let's figure out that logic. She doesnít want you there, but youíre going to stay. Why? Because you want to have sex with her. Right? Why else would you be in the backseat of a womanís car at 4:20am in the morning? But if she doesnít even want you in the car, you have to figure she doesnít want you to tap her either. So get the hell out of the car. Let me give you a list of places where itís ok to be at 4:20 in the morning. Place #1: In your bed. End of list.

SBK
12-22-2004, 05:52 AM
(from Jim rome)

12-21-04


Considering the team already had doubts about Charles Woodson, getting blasted and arrested for public intoxication probably wasnít the best idea. Some of the jumpsuits disciples already were saying that investing huge jack in Woodson was a bad idea. The fact that he got arrested for failing to leave some womanís car at 4:30 in the morning doesnít make him any more attractive an investment.

Police spokesperson Danielle Ashford said, ďAn officer in our transportation section was flagged down by a woman, who said the men (Charles Woodson and Marques Anderson) were in the back of her car and wouldnít get out. They were very uncooperative. They had problems maintaining their balance, bloodshot watery eyes and had a strong odor of alcohol. They were acting in a belligerent manner.Ē

Coach Norv Turnerís take is, ďItís a situation where youíd like your guys to not be in that situation. The thing we always talk about with our football team, those hours are where problems turn up. Thatís how you avoid them, by staying out of those situations.Ē

Really, Norv? Thatís not a situation you want your guys in? You donít want your guys blasted and refusing to leave the backseat of some womanís car at 4:20 in the morning?

Youíre sure you donít want your guys in that situation? And what do you mean those are the hours where problems turn up? You mean good things donít happen at 4:20 in the morning? If youíre up at 4:20am, either you're Jon Gruden preparing your Bucs for another loss, or youíre wasted after an all night bender and refusing to leave the backseat of some skankís car.

Let's figure out that logic. She doesnít want you there, but youíre going to stay. Why? Because you want to have sex with her. Right? Why else would you be in the backseat of a womanís car at 4:20am in the morning? But if she doesnít even want you in the car, you have to figure she doesnít want you to tap her either. So get the hell out of the car. Let me give you a list of places where itís ok to be at 4:20 in the morning. Place #1: In your bed. End of list.

ROFL Those are a couple of gems there.

Skip Towne
12-22-2004, 06:41 AM
Leave it to Rome.

MichaelH
12-22-2004, 06:59 AM
If you looked real hard on any morning around 3Am, I'm sure the whole team could be arrested for something.

KCWolfman
12-22-2004, 07:03 AM
If you looked real hard on any morning around 3Am, I'm sure the whole team could be arrested for something.
Why wait till then?

Avoid the Christmas Rush

RedNeckRaider
12-22-2004, 07:38 AM
This makes great fodder for a Chiefs board, and I understand that. The reality is that Oakland does not have the corner on the market (pun intended). All pro teams have guys pulling this kind of stuff, but as long as they run fast or jump high or whatever they will be forgiven.

Cochise
12-22-2004, 08:23 AM
Got to be like the 10th thread about this aleady...

Brando
12-22-2004, 08:24 AM
4:20 that's priceless!